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MRS. JANE KIBATHI (MAMA MILISSA) OF SOUTH LONDON HAS LOST HER FATHER IN KENYA


It is with humble acceptance of God's will that we announce the passing on to glory of Mr. Phillip Njoroge Mutonga, father to Jane Kibathi also known as Mama Melissa of South London. The late Mr Mutonga went to be with the Lord on Thursday 16th March 2017. Family and friends are meeting for prayers at 25 North house, Grove street, Deptford SE8 3LY. The memorial service will be held on Sunday 19 March 2017 at 4:00pm at PCEA St Matthews Church, Dyson Road, Stratford E15 4JX. Financial contribution to support the family can be made into the following Bank account: Jane Watiri Kibathi, Lloyds Bank, Account no. 10541760  and Sort Code. 306538. You can console the family on Jane 07415202380.  Alternatively you can also contact Mrs Veronica Thuo on 07931 312410.

 

 

 

Kenyan couple agree to leave U.S. after

losing appeal of their asylum request


Two Kenyan immigrants detained by U.S. immigration officials in Salt Lake City on March 1 have voluntarily agreed to exit the country, leaving the door open for their return after no less than 10 years. There are few details available regarding the case of Ahmed Khamis Bwika and Emma Ondeko Bwika, who entered the country in February 2006 on a temporary visitor visa, according to U.S. Immigration officials. The pair remained at the Cache County jail on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention hold, Cache County officials said Monday. The couple had applied for asylum, said Noor Ul-Hasan, a Muslim community leader. On Friday, members of Madina Masjid Mosque, 1773 W. North Temple, were angry and fearful that ICE was targeting Muslims. At that time, mosque members believed the couple were within the law. They had been affiliated with the mosque for 11 years, said Imam Yusuf Abdi. A statement from ICE said the Bwikas would be deported: “A federal immigration judge denied their request for immigration benefits and granted them voluntary departure. They have overstayed their original visas by more than 10 years and have exhausted all their legal appeals.” On Monday, Abdi said the couple’s 23-year-old son, Ahmed, was scheduled to be deported in coming weeks. By agreeing to leave voluntarily, the couple will face less strict reentry rules than if they were forcibly removed from the U.S., said Aden Batar, director of immigration and refugee settlement for Catholic Community Services in Salt Lake City. Nonetheless, federal immigration policies dictate that they cannot return for at least 10 years. The Bwiki case adds fear to an already anxious immigrant community. The administration of President Donald Trump is tightening immigration policies. Jim McConkie, an attorney who helped found the Refugee Justice League of Utah, said Friday he did not know the specifics of the Bwika case. But he said that asylum seekers often make mistakes filling out required papers to maintain legal refugee status. When they are arrested, they are forced to return to their homeland. Monday, an attorney for the Bwikas said he could not comment on the specifics of their case. - Source link-sltrib.com

 

A Kenyan man has passed away in Bristol, UK. The late Joel Karanja Mungai

passed away in Bristol, UK on Sunday 12th March 2017. More later.

 

 

 

 

Top Citizen TV journalists,Hussein Mohammed and Janet Mbugua Resign

Citizen TV is in trouble after top journalists, Janet Mbugua and Hussein Mohammed resigned. The two news anchors tendered their resignation this week after the management refused to listen to them. Janet, who currently earns Ksh800,000 per month was demanding Ksh1.2 million while Hussein Mohammed demanded Ksh 1 million. But the management argued the salaries the two journalists were demanding are unrealistic. Their demands were motivated by Jeff Koinange’s entry into the station.Jeff,who was sacked from Standard Group  early this year, joined Citizen TV this month and was offered a basic salary of Ksh750,000 and allowances, which push his gross pay to Ksh2 million. Hussein and Janet have written resignation letters to the Head of Human Resources. They will leave the station end of this month. - Source link-venasnews.co.ke

 

 

 

New party formed in Luo Nyanza to rival Raila’s ODM

Raila Odinga’s ODM has been put on toes with the launch of a new party in Luo Nyanza. Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has been put on toes following the formation of a new political party in Luo Nyanza. New party formed in Luo Nyanza to rival Raila's ODM. Raila’s ODM has new competition. The new party, Green Congress Party of Kenya, is the brainchild of former Rangwe MP Martin Oginda. Oginda launched the party on Tuesday, March 14, and said it will field candidates in all elective posts except that of president.

 

 

Trio convicted over £80m cocaine smuggling attempt


 Three men have been convicted for their part in an attempt to smuggle more than £80m worth of cocaine into the UK. The men were on the UK fishing boat Bianca, which was boarded by National Crime Agency and Border Force officers off the Cornish coast in August 2016. David Pleasants, 57, from Grimsby and Dutchman Gerald Van de Kooij, 27, pleaded guilty to importing class A drugs at the start of their trial. A jury at Bristol Crown Court has now also found the boat's skipper, Michael McDermott, guilty of drug smuggling. The 68-year-old man claimed although he knew the cocaine was on board, he had been acting under duress and forced into shipping the cocaine by his two co-accused. The drugs haul was one of the biggest ever recovered at sea around the UK. Authorities have told Sky News that attempts to smuggle bigger amounts of drugs into British waters are becoming more frequent. Raymond, a covert officer for the National Crime Agency, was in charge of the joint Border Force-NCA operation to board the Bianca. He said that operation, on August 18, 2016, was a high-risk manoeuvre. He said: "We had to make sure all our operational parameters were covered in terms of safety. We had a back-up search and rescue helicopter if necessary. "When we put in the strike on the vessel, we go from a position of stealth from far afield and get on board the vessel as quickly as possible.

 

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China’s CSCEC to build tallest tower in Africa


The biggest builder in the world by turnover, state-owned China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), has been awarded the contract to build the tallest tower in Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya. Reflecting hopes that Kenya will soon be a major oil exporter, a named investor is oil marketing firm Hass Petroleum Group, whose $195m (Sh20 billion) Hass Towers scheme will consist of two towers: a 45-storey Hilton hotel, and a record-breaking 67-storey tower with Grade A office, retail and leisure space, Capital Business reports. CSCEC starts work next month on the scheme in Nairobi’s Upper Hill district, which is becoming a hub for international business. The 67-storey tower, when complete in 2020, will be 300m high, beating the current record-holder in Africa – the 223-m-tall Carlton Centre in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, completed in 1973. Excavations have already begun on the project, which has been planned for several years by a partnership between property firm Jabavu Village Ltd and a real estate firm based in the US, White Lotus Projects. Global engineer Meinhardt Group had been hired for lead engineering, structural and MEP services.


In October 2016 hotel group Hilton signed a management agreement with Jabavu Village Ltd to open a 255-room hotel alongside the tower. Hass Petroleum Group said CSCEC beat 10 big companies from Europe, Turkey and China in bidding for the job. “It has not been an easy road,” said Hass chairman Abdinassir Ali Hassan, reports Capital Business. “CSCEC went through a rigorous tender system which they won over ten international companies including European, Turkish as well as other Chinese competitors.” He added: “Hass Group awarding the contract to CSCEC demonstrates a stronger growing economic partnership between the Chinese Government and the Kenyan Government, and is a testament to Kenya’s economic and political stability. This project will give CSCEC a majestic entry point into Africa.” ENR currently ranked CSCEC as the top global contractor by turnover in the world in 2016. “This will be the tallest building in Africa and [will] become a landmark in Kenya,” said Li Mingguang, Vice President of CSCEC Overseas Operations, reported Capital Business. “It is sure to drive regional development, promote economic growth, and attract more investment and tourism into Kenya. China State Construction understands the importance of this grand project and is honoured to be chosen as the main contractor.” In recent years Upper Hill in Nairobi has become a hub for international embassies and organisations including Cisco Systems, the World Bank and the IMF. The hotel will be Hilton’s third in Kenya. - globalconstructionreview.com

 

 

 

 

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Police probe Naivasha MP John Kihagi deportation from Italy

Naivasha MP John Kihagi Karanja is being investigated by police after he was deported from Italy on Tuesday. The MP was first held by authorities in Rome, the European country’s capital, before he was put on a flight back to Nairobi.

RAISED ALARM
On arrival, he was again held by police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport because he landed without his passport which had been seized by the Italian officials, and given to cabin crew with instructions to deliver it to their Kenyan counterparts as a parcel. Italian officials raised alarm immediately the MP presented the passport seeking entry into the European country. An official privy to the report said stamps on the travel document showed the MP had travelled to Europe three times before but the details of his entry and exit could not be found in the electronic database shared among European countries. Failure to detect the details in the electronic register suggested the stamps were probably forgeries.

EXIT STAMPS
At JKIA, the MP was seized by airport detectives who detained him as they conducted interrogation. Images of his passport seen by the Nation showed it had 2015 entry and exit stamps that aroused the suspicion. Government officials within the police, Interior ministry, Immigration and Parliament were on Thursday tight-lipped about the exact circumstances behind the deportation. But sources from within the police force and Parliament confirmed that Mr Kihagi, a first-term MP, was among a delegation of Catholic MPs on a regular trip to Rome and then the Vatican to see the Pope.

CROSSED
In Rome officials noticed two curious stamps on his passport. The stamps were dated October 20 and 24 and had “Amsterdam Schipol” as the place they were issued. Schipol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is the main gateway to Europe for travellers arriving from Africa. The officials crossed the stamps out as well as a visa on his passport bearing his clear image. The cancelled visa is indicated to have been valid from March 12 this year to April 5, which coincides with the dates on which the delegation of Catholic MPs, which had been cleared to travel, indeed travelled.

ANOTHER VISA
Another visa on the same passport was left intact. It was indicated to have been valid from October 18, 2015 to December 2 the same year. The images first emerged on Wednesday morning and were later posted on social media – Facebook and Twitter – as well as the messaging app WhatsApp. Mr Kihagi did not respond to calls and a text message sent to his publicly available phone number and appeared not to have attended the State of the Nation address last Wednesday as he was not seen in Parliament. - Daily Nation

 

 

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Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka cleared to

run as Wiper presidential candidate


Wiper Chairperson of The National Election Board Agatha Solitei (left) presents wiper leader Kalonzo

Musyoka with a nomination certificate for the presidential candidature at wiper headquarters on 16/3/17


Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has dismissed reports his party is set to quit the National Super Alliance (Nasa). Speaking at the Wiper headquarters in Nairobi on Thursday, Kalonzo declared that he is in Nasa to stay but he should not be blamed for popularising his party. "I am here to present my nomination papers to my party for clearing as its presidential candidate in the August polls. This is the first step and the next is clinching the Nasa ticket," Kalonzo said. He was presented with a clearance certificate paving way for him to contest the presidency on Wiper ticket by National Elections Board (NEB) chairperson Agatha Solitei. He noted that being cleared by Wiper as the presidential candidate should not be misconstrued that he wants to go it alone. "When I was Raila Odinga's running mate in 2013, Raila presented his papers to the IEBC as an ODM ticket while I did that on a Wiper ticket," the former Vice President said. He said his party is negotiating for the Nasa presidential ticket as the rest under the coalition's National Coordinating Committee (NCC). He also denied reports in a section of the media that some of his supporters have demanded that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) he had with Raila in 2013 must be adhered to. "That is in the past. We are now working on the future. In fact the three of us-myself, Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula are meeting on Saturday to discuss how we move forward," Kalonzo said. - The Standard.

 

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WORLD FOOD INNOVATION AWARD
For SACOMA Sweet Potato Innovative food products


The SACOMA Sweet Potato innovative products have been selected a finalist in the 2017 World Food Innovation Awards to be held at the International Food Event (IFE) on the 20th March 2017 at the LondonExcel, where all the SACOMA Global Foods products will be showcased. FoodBev Media awards schemes are now recognised as the most credible and respected awards schemes to influence the international food and beverage industry.

IFE 2017 (THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD & DRINK EVENT) is the UK’s biggest and most important food & drink trade show; taking place 19 to 22 March 2017 @ the London Excel. SACOMA is among the shortlisted brands to receive the award on 20th March at the Big Picture Stage On the same day SACOMA will be launching its new innovative PREMIUMrange of sweet Potato products. Top of the List for launch is:

 


• sweet potatoCRANBULEE withDates, and
• Sweet potato crisps infusedwith assortment of tropical fruits


The products were recently showcased last week in Dubai at the Gulfood Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  SACOMA next big g food ideas for the Kenya sweet potatoes are now coming from Creativity and Innovation, food Technical knowledge and skills, backed by committed SACOMA Team of food product developers and Entrepreneurs led by Perez Ochieng and Sam Ochieng,who are creatingvalue-added products from the Kenya sweet potatoes ready to enter and compete for a portion of the UK/EU and the Global Market place.  You can be among the first people to taste the new products on the 21st March at the International Food Event @ London Excelwhere Top International Award winning celebrity chefs are among the celebrities who will be tantalizing the shows visitors with the AWARD WINNING SACOMA SWEET POTATO FOOD PRODUCTS made form100% Sweet potatoes grown by Kenya small holder farmers. For more SACOMA sweet potato product information visit www.sacomauk.com or www.sacomasweetpotatoes.com


If you are interested in starting food business or innovation training or Agriculture project Management (contact SACOMA for support in starting a food business or importing processed foods into UK). Email: sacomauk@gmail.com. Mobile: 07764961489 or 07944618740.  SACOMA GLOBAL FOODS INNOVATION has taken advantage of these market opportunities through various interventions includingFood Innovation and Food Products Design technologies and packaging. The company provides and facilitates training on EU Food Standards and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships for building technical capabilities to add value, process, Advance-Manufacture, brand, package and niche-market: Accessing Global Market Place through Post-Harvest Handling Technologies and Food Innovation.
 

 

 

PAC wants lifestyle audit on Waiguru, Murkomen be charged over NYS scam


A parliamentary committee has recommended a lifestyle audit of former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru over the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) also called for prosecution of Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and others over the scandal. The MPs also recommended that Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge be investigated. In a report tabled in the House Thursday afternoon, the PAC also recommended that Ms Waiguru be barred from holding office if found guilty after due process because of her overall failures at the ministry. This would also be because of contravention of Chapter Six of the Constitution."Aware of the existence of a Cabinet resolution on the enhanced functions of a Cabinet Secretary as resolved vide the resolution of the 11th Cabinet meeting held on 2nd November 2014, she failed to execute the said enhanced functions," the committee said. - Daily Nation.
 

 

Oil tanker hijacking: Somali pirates release ship and crew after gunfight


 Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker on Monday have released the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, officials say. It came after a gunfight between naval forces from the semi-autonomous state of Puntland and the gang, followed by negotiations involving local elders. An unnamed former British army officer said: "The Puntland maritime police force freed the ship. They made (the pirates) an offer they couldn't refuse and the pirates have left." The reported offer was not disclosed but a pirate confirmed the Comoros-flagged Aris 13 was released without a ransom being paid. The gang said they agreed to forego a ransom after finding out that Somali businessmen had hired the tanker. Pirates have traditionally been wary of getting caught up with the country's powerful businessmen. Aris 13 had been anchored a few miles off the Somali coast near the town of Alula. Naval forces have now boarded it and were escorting the ship to Bossaso port, the region's commercial hub. The pirates were not arrested and were allowed to leave. On Thursday, there were clashes between maritime forces and the hijackers who started shooting at each other. Local residents said four civilians were injured by stray bullets. Three days earlier, the ship was taken over by the gang who arrived in two small boats. Most of the crew were held captive in a locked room.
 

 

Donald Trump's travel ban blocked again by US judge


Donald Trump's revised travel ban has been blocked by a federal judge hours before it was due to take effect across the US. Hawaii District Judge Derrick Watson ruled there was a strong likelihood that "irreparable injury is likely if the requested relief is not issued". His ruling prevents the President's executive order restricting travel to the US from Muslim-majority countries from going into effect on Thursday. More than half a dozen states have been trying to stop the ban, and federal courts in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii heard arguments on Wednesday about whether it should come into force. Hawaii argued that the ban discriminates on the basis of nationality and would prevent Hawaii residents from receiving visits from relatives in the six countries covered by the ban. The state also said the ban would harm its tourism industry and the ability to recruit foreign students and workers.

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta's State of the

Nation address in Parliament

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President Kenyatta’s State of the Nation address speech


 

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. UHURU KENYATTA, C.G.H., PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES DURING THE 2017 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS,

PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, NAIROBI, 15TH MARCH 2017



Dear Kenyans, Speakers of Both Houses of Parliament, Honourable Members,

Today, we celebrate an extraordinary Kenyan journey: four years of transformation, of growth, and the deepening our democracy. I want to salute and congratulate each and every Kenyan today for staying true to our solemn duty to protect, preserve and promote our constitution. Because of you, Kenya remains an oasis of peace and prosperity. Because of you, our country stands tall in the community of nations. - CLICK HERE FOR FULL SPEECH

 

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President Uhuru hands politicians and civil servants pay cut shocker

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspecting the guard of honour outside Parliament building

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday delivered a shocker to Members of Parliament and civil servants as he announced intention to cut salaries and allowances. In his final State of the Nation address before the next election, the President said he had received a report from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) that proposes far-reaching measures in reducing the public wage bill. This move will affect thousands of civil servants and reduce the appetite for those seeking elective posts in the next General Election.

 

Speakers of both houoses welcoming President Uhuru before joining him for a dance after President's speech

 

The President said the country could be reaching the ‘point of no return’ as the clamour for higher pay gains momentum in all sectors of the economy. He explained that 50 per cent of all the Government taxes were being used to pay the salaries of civil servants and elected leaders. “The public wage bill stands at Sh627 billion per year, amounting to 50 per cent of the total revenues collected by the Government. This staggering amount is used to pay the salaries and allowances of 700,000 public officers including those of us here today,” the Head of State said. - The Standard

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Britain’s Foreign secretary Boris Johnson visits Somalia


British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson holding talks with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo in Somalia on March 14, 2017. 
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived for a surprise visit in Somalia on Wednesday for talks with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo. The two leaders discussed issues devastating the country including drought and insecurity. They also talked about the Somali conference to be held in London in May. Somalia declared drought a national disaster with the United Nations warning that half of the country’s population, about six million people, are at risk. Last month, Britain pledged £100 million ($122 million) in new aid to Somalia in response to the crisis. It also pledged a similar amount to South Sudan similarly facing a devastating famine. On Wednesday, the British government said it will match the first £5 million ($6 million) donated by the public to a group of 13 United Kingdom aid agencies in a new fundraising appeal to help millions of people in East Africa. The UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee says at least 16 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya need food, water and medical treatment. - africareview.com

 

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New £1 coin coming up in UK as from 28th March, 2017
What do you need to know about the end of the round pound?

Old and New £ coin in UK


The new £1 coin comes into circulation this month, signalling the beginning of the end for the round pound, which will be completely phased out by 15 October. If you're struggling to make heads or tails of the change, here's what you need to know, including what to do with your old coins and what it means for those supermarket trolley key fobs. The new £1 coin is about the the same size as the old one but has 12 sides and is gold and silver. It features a hologram where the "£" symbol changes to the number "1" when viewed from different angles. The "tails" side was drawn by schoolboy David Pearce, who in 2015 created a design of the four plants that make up the UK. He said he "spent a lot of time researching what coin designs looked like and what sort of designs would represent all parts of the UK" before drawing a leek, thistle, shamrock and rose coming out of a crown. The new design is meant to be harder for criminals to fake and is billed as the "most secure coin in the world". About 45 million £1 coins, or 3% of those in circulation, are apparently counterfeit. Royal Mint, which produces the coins in its Llantrisant factory in Wales, says the new £1 features a secret "patented high security feature" to prevent copycats. Distinctive features - including grooves on the coin and tiny lettering - are meant to make it easier for shopkeepers and bank tellers to recognise a genuine coin.

 

Student, 23, wins Sh31 million SportPesa jackpot


Esther Kang'ethe of Sportpesa presents a dummy cheque to Quintet Nimo Chemei at

Masindet village in Mt Elgon in Bungoma, March 15, 2017.


A student who borrowed Sh100 and a phone to place a bet is the new Sh31 million SportPesa jackpot winner. Quintet Nimo Chemei, 23, and mother of two, was named the winner after correctly predicting 16 out of 17 matches last weekend. She hails from Masindet village, Mt Elgon, and becomes the second woman to ever win such an amount of money through sports betting. Elimah Khanaitsa had been topping the list following her Sh22 million January win. Nimo was forced to cut short her classes at Eldoret College of Professional Studies for lack of fees. She used a friend's phone to place the lucky bet with the Sh100 her father had lent her. Her friend also scooped Sh1.9 million following a bet she placed on the weekend matches. "I lost my phone hence borrowed my friend's and placed the bet," she said at her Masindet home on Wednesday. "After my friend spoke of her win, I checked and found out that I had received Sh31 million. I did not believe it." "My father was hesitant when I told him about the win. He asked me to withdraw Sh50 to test if it was true," she added. Nimo says she started betting in July last year after she was introduced by a friend who had won. "I started betting with Sh50. The highest I have used is Sh100. I am very happy for the win. This is a new dawn," she said. Nimo says she want to complete her supply management certificate course. "I want to first invest in education because it will assist me in future. It is after this that I will plan what to do next," she said. Kester Shimonyo, SportPesa' chief marketing officer, said betting should be a hobby and not a full-time job. "People should only bet with a little amount of cash. I am happy that Sportpesa is changing lives," he said. "We are ready to give them financial and legal advisors to protect them from exploitation by unscrupulous people," Shimonyo said. - The Star

 

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Kenya bans use of plastic bags from September

Plastic bags will no longer be in use from September, Environment CS Judi Wakhungu has said. These are carrier bags constructed with handles and with or without gussets, or flat bags without handles and with or without gussets. "The ministry has banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging," Wakhungu said in a gazette notice dated February 27. Last year, a bill sponsored by Umoja MCA Njoroge Maina aimed at encouraging the re-use of paper bags or the use of alternatives to reduce plastic waste generation. The bill tabled in Nairobi proposed fines for shoppers found carrying polythene bags in the city. This meant that supermarket outlets would not be allowed to use polythene bags to package goods for customers. According to the bill, a retailer who fails to charge customers for the bags could be jailed for up to 12 months or fined up to Sh3 million, or both. In 2014, the bill had required them to remit the proceeds to City Hall for use in environmental management but the current bill has struck out that provision. Laws crafted earlier had also set a minimum size and thickness of the plastic bags. A 2007 attempt at cleaning up the country by banning the manufacture and import of bags widely failed. Rwanda is the only country in the region which has effectively banned use of plastic bags. - The Star

 

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Press Release

Equity Bank’s differentiated strategy results in growth of the Bank’s size to nearly half a trillion on the backdrop of a challenging operating environment

Nairobi….15th March 2017…….

Equity Group’s resilient business model weathered a difficult and turbulent operating environment in 2016 to grow its balance sheet size to nearly half a trillion Kenya Shillings.

The Group’s profit before tax grew to KShs 24.9bn from KShs 24.0 bn with the regional subsidiaries contributing KShs 1.4 bn accounting for 5% of the Group profit before tax.

In Kenya, the banking environment was characterized by heightened uncertainty following three commercial banks being put under statutory management, effects of interest capping regulation at no more than 400 basis points above CBR for loans and not less than 70% of CBR on interest earning deposits, credit to private sector contraction, bear run on the Stock markets and skewed liquidity amongst banks.

The macro- economic environment was also characterized by foreign exchange rate instability, rising inflation, devastating drought resulting in famine, food inflation and negative impact on water supply, hydro energy and security.

On the regional front, the environment was characterized by uncertainties due to the electioneering in Tanzania and Uganda, the transitions in South Sudan and DRC. In addition, the pending 2017 elections in Kenya and Rwanda played a role in slowing economic activities as investors’ exercised caution in their investment decisions.

The year also witnessed a slump in global commodities prices leading to a slowdown in regional trades and economic growth. The impact of the slowdown effect of the China economy which has affected global commodity prices and political events in The US and UK are also being felt.

Speaking while releasing the end of year results, the Group Managing Director and CEO Dr. James Mwangi said “The Group is well positioned to weather shocks from the environment as reflected in the Group’s liquid and well capitalized balance sheet. The Group closed the year with liquidity levels of over 48% and total capital adequacy ratio of over 19%.Our value proposition to shareholders is solid and our strategy continues to pay off with an Earning Per Share (EPS) of KShs 4.38. As a result of this, the Board has proposed a dividend payment totaling KShs. 7.547bn.”

The digitization strategy continued to bear fruits for the Bank as the Group rolled out tools that deepened financial inclusion and broadened access, which resulted in an enhanced savings culture. The deposits for the Group grew by 11% from KShs 303bn to KShs 337bn as at 31st December 2016 supported by growth in number of customers by 11% from 10,039,620 to 11,129,016. The increased adoption of the new delivery channels of mobile banking under Equitel and Eazzy Banking App as well as Agency Banking saw the number of transactions grow from 200 million to 335 million transactions, which is a growth of 67% ,with Agency and mobile banking pushing over 289M of this total transactions levels. The uptake of Equitel in the period under review increased from 1.6 Million customers to 2.7 Million while the downloads of the Eazzy Banking App rolled out late last year was at 130,266 downloads as at 31st December 2016. The number of Equity Agents increased from 23,885 to 29, 561 in the same period. These new self-service channels that enable customers to do their banking on their own devices has revolutionized money transfer and payments with customers having greater control and freedom to manage their bank accounts confirming that customers want a banking service that is integrated to their everyday lives.

The effect of using these alternate delivery channels has translated to improved efficiency and cost saving which is expected to continue going forward. As a result, the cost to income ratio in Kenya (excluding impairments) has improved from 47.1% to 44.8% while for the Group improved from 52.9% to 50.7%.

With retail transactions moving to the technology driven channels (Eazzy banking) and third party infrastructure such as the Equity Agents and merchant banking, the bank branches have become the preferred centers for relationship banking for SMEs and corporates. The SMEs sector loan book grew by 10% with the total loan book at the end of the year closing at KShs 266Bn. Total loans disbursed during the period under review was 6.3million with those disbursed through Equitel accounting for 85%. Investment securities grew by 135% from KShs 43Bn to KShs 101Bn.

Regional expansion to five countries in Eastern Africa and investment in non- banking subsidiaries has enabled the bank to cushion itself against adverse challenges from the operating environment that may arise from any of the markets. The Group’s regional expansion and diversification strategy has maintained a growth momentum with subsidiaries in Rwanda, DRC and Tanzania registering growth in deposits of 34%, 29% and 23% respectively. Subsidiaries in DRC, Uganda and Rwanda saw loan growth of 25%, 24% and 22% respectively.

As a result of the growth across the different balance sheet items, total revenue grew by 14% from KShs 56bn to KShs 64bn driven by improved revenue from the subsidiaries, growth in interest income grew by 19% from KShs 43bn to KShs 52bn, and growth in non-funded income reached KShs 22.2bn from KShs 21.9bn.

The Group maintained its prudent approach to managing its loan book and increased its provisions as a proactive measure in the challenging macroeconomic environment which impacted negatively on the quality of financial assets portfolio. NPLs for the group closed at 6.8% compared to an estimated industry average of above 10%.


The Group, through Equity Group Foundation continued to scale its social impact interventions in 2017. 1,680 Wings to Fly scholars got comprehensive scholarships through support of The MasterCard Foundation and KFW bringing the total beneficiaries to 14,168. The Equity Leaders program admitted 732 scholars bringing the total to 5060 beneficiaries out of whom 363 are students/alumni of international universities. In the agricultural intervention over 500,000 farmers have been transformed to agribusiness entrepreneurs and 2616 medium sized farmers have been supported to scale up their agribusinesses. Through the Bank, Equity Group Foundation has reached out and trained 1,455,759 women and youth on financial education which has helped them to join the financial system and improve on their business skills. On health, the Foundation embarked on rolling out the Equity Afia clinics which are fully owned and managed by Equity medical graduates with over 5 years working experience. In the pilot phase in 2016, Equity Afia clinics were opened in Rongai, Buruburu, Kayole, Thika and Kawangware.

In 2016 Equity Group was recognized globally and was ranked by The Banker Top Banks in the world 2016 as the fastest growing big bank in Africa, 8th best bank in the world on Return on Assets for the second year running and 43rd best bank in the world in Soundness as measured by capital asset ratio while being ranked the 34th best bank in terms of Return on Capital. Euromoney Awards of Excellence named Equity as Africa’s best bank 2016, Kenya’s Best Bank and Kenya’s Best SME Bank. Global Credit Rating maintained Equity’s investment grade AA- with a stable outlook. In the local scene, Equity Bank was ranked by Think Business 2016 Banking Awards as the Best Bank overall, Best Tier 1 Bank, Best Bank in SME Banking, Best Bank in Retail Banking, Best in Agency Banking, Best Microfinance Bank, and runners up best bank in asset finance, internet banking, mortgage finance, product marketing and customer satisfaction while Superbrand has for the last 10 years in a row recognized Equity Bank as the Top Banking Superbrand in Kenya.

Future Outlook
In order to weather a continued challenging operating environment the Group has focused on enhancing a nimble, agile balance sheet with strong liquidity and improving asset quality, brand investment and visibility, digitization and innovation for increased efficiency and customer convenience.

The Group will continue to focus on unlocking its potential and utilizing the embedded value in its balance sheet by improving productivity across all its subsidiaries.

Improved customer experience across all channels continues to remain a key focus as well as maintaining a quality loan book while still consolidating the liability (deposit) franchise.

The Group continues to focus on prudent and optimal capital allocation to boost value creation for its shareholders as well as shared prosperity to all its stakeholders.

 

Kalonzo Musyoka walkout would give Uhuru victory


KALONZO Musyoka, Kenya’s 10th and last Vice President under the Old Constitution and now one of four National Super Alliance principals, holds NASA’s fate in his hand. His party Wiper Democratic Movement’s ultimatum yesterday to the effect that he be declared NASA’s presidential flagbearer “or NASA is dead” is no idle threat. If Kalonzo takes a walk and mounts a lone ranger presidential campaign, Ukambani will almost certainly follow him to the latest school-leaver with new ID and voter’s cards. This is a move that would deny NASA at least a million votes and guarantee President Uhuru Kenyatta a decisive victory on August 8. Jubilee Party does not need the Ukambani bloc’s votes but it will almost certainly get many more of them than it did when it was incoming in 2013. Memoranda of understanding are absolutely dangerous documents. They are signed in the heat of desperation and are not worth the ink, let alone the paper, they are written in. Opposition leader Raila Odinga probably has only hazy recollections of having pledged to serve for only one term as President (2013-2014) and then handover to Kalonzo. Kalonzo appears to have preserved the documentary evidence and has produced it at the worst possible time for NASA. Kalonzo has everything going for him. By walking out of NASA, he will go straight into President Kenyatta’s first second term Cabinet and get himself a preeminent portfolio. NASA will be left with no option but to go for a strictly West Kenya ticket. If Raila gets to be their standard bearer and the ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi his running mate, we’ve seen this combination before – at the ill-fated 2007 race, the 10th General Election. NASA could try Mudavadi as flagbearer and then ensure that he campaigns even in Ukambani. It is widely speculated that Mudavadi is considered a safer pair of hands than the firebrand Raila and is feared by none, something that not even Raila’s most ardent supporters can say of him and keep a straight face. Mudavadi would have to mount an extraordinary campaign aimed at those who have been dismayed by Kalonzo’s last-minute hardball politics and aspects of Jubilee’s first term in power. The question will then become whether Raila’s Luo community would turn out at all if he was not on the flagbearer. Kalonzo’s uncharacteristic intransigence may well have changed Kenyan politics forever. - Source link-the-star.co.ke

 

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UK weather: Snow warning as temperatures set to plummet when Storm Stella batters Britain


Britain's calm spring weather will come to a wet and windy halt this weekend when the tail end of Storm Stella strikes. Swathes of the country are on alert for heavy rain, strong gusts and even snow as temperatures plummet. The violent storm, which has triggered a state of emergency in parts of the US, is about to make a U-turn towards the UK. Although it will have weakened on its track across the Atlantic it will bring wind and rain to most parts, experts warn. The weather will change on Thursday with Scotland and the north first in the firing line. The Met Office said much of the country faces a wet and windy few days while thermometers will drop around 8C from last weekend. Forecaster Oli Claydon said: “The benign conditions are certainly going to turn as things become more unsettled at the end of the week. “It is all part of the same system which is currently causing stormy weather in the US, although it won’t be anywhere near as vigorous when it reaches the UK. “But we are going to see a regime change as this low pressure system moves across the Atlantic. “There will be some rain around on Wednesday although most places will see a dry day; on Thursday the north will get some rain. “From Friday into the weekend it will turn wet and windy across the country and this will last thorough the weekend.”

 

Governor Ukur Yattani, four Marsabit MPs officially ditch ODM for Jubilee


Marsabit Governor Ukur Yattani on Tuesday reaffirmed his decision to leave ODM for President Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party. He was received at State House alongside four MPs, 25 MCAs and more than 300 elders representing the county’s 15 communities. The MPs were Roba Duba (Moyale), Chachu Ganya (North Horr), Nasra Ibrahim (woman representative) and Joseph Lekuton (Laisamis). Lekuton excused himself before the meeting to attend to an urgent matter. Ganya, Nasra and Lekuton all belonged to ODM. Yattani becomes the latest among senior politicians who have defected from the opposition to rally behind Uhuru’s re-election.

 

 

Thieves can steal smartphone pins in seconds, android users are at risk


If you thought your smart phone was safe when left locked, think again. A thermal-imaging camera would easily be able to get your phone's pass code from the heat marks left on the screen, researchers have said. Heat traces transferred from a user's hand to the screen while typing in you PIN could be the giveaway, a paper by four researchers at Stuttgart University says. The traces are recovered and used to reconstruct the password - even up to 30 seconds after the device was last touched, The Atlantic reports. Someone typing in a PIN number with four different digits would unknowingly leave behind four heat traces, each slightly different temperatures. The researchers came up with a six step plan of extracting PIN numbers. A thermal camera set to capture temperatures between about 66 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit takes a picture of the screen. Software can then convert the color image to grayscale and applies a filter. After that, the background is removed entirely, leaving just the heat traces. These can then be detected and extracted and for a PIN, this will result in one to four circles. Finally, the relative heat of each PIN to determine the most likely order for the passcode’s digits can be analysed. The thermal attack also works on Android patterns by tracing the finger’s path across the screen, and working out the direction of the pattern by temperature. Worryingly, thermal attacks have a shocking success rate. If the thermal image is taken within 15 seconds of a PIN being entered, it has an almost 90 per cent success rate.

 

 

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DOCTOR'S STRIKE IN KENYA IS OVER


After 100 days of deaths, pain and despair, the doctors’ strike has ended. The Health ministry, the Council of Governors and the medics' union signed a joint return-to-work formula, effectively bringing to an end the protracted industrial action that has cost many lives. The deal, which is good news to Kenyans, especially patients from poor backgrounds, was inked shortly after 6pm at Delta House, in Nairobi. Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya and officials of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union annouced an end to the strike after putting ink to paper. KMPDU Secretary-General Ouma Oluga said the medics had agreed to end their job boycott. - Daily Nation.

 

Kenya to start exporting oil in June, on trial basis


NAIROBI, KENYA: The government has signed an agreement with Tullow, Africa Oil and Maersk to allow exportation of oil on pilot basis beginning June this year. Tullow, which has had wild success in exploration in Kenya, has in the past estimated that there are about a billion barrels of oil in the Southern Lokichar area. The estimates are based on wells the firm has so far drilled in the region, but expects the quantities to go up as it continues drilling as well as doing further tests on previously drilled wells. The plans to go ahead with oil production are also on the back of what the firm said was a substantial reduction in exploration budget for the country. - The Standard

 


Bandits open fire on police vehicle, kill 2 women in Baringo

 

 

 


A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN LEICESTER, UK

The late Greeham Murage Gachengo is well known in UK as Sendapack


It is with deep regret that we inform you of the sudden death of our brother Greenham Murage Gachengo proprietor of “Sendapack” on Sunday 12th March 2017 in Leicester, UK. He has left behind his wife and two children who lives in Leicester. We praise God for his life and his beautiful soul and we desire to support his wife, children at this difficult and trying time. Further details will follow in due course. For those who wish to contribute financially please use Lloyds Bank. Account name: Miss Nomathemba Ndlovu, Account number: 48611160 and Sort code: 309497. For more information please contact via telephone: 07891848747 - Veronica, 07711152990 - Noma or 07543591693 – Sanah.

 

Heri Homes - "We have spacious apartments in Kitisuru view area"

Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes caught in London last year as she was trying to sort out Sales Agreements for customers for Kitisuru Phase I on right. She has a record of selling over 100 houses in the diaspora since New Year. Her contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.


Phase One of Kitsuru Flats is almost complete, remaining with a few months to completion, here their are less than 7 remaining units comprising of 2 bed @6.6m,3 bed @7.8m,and 3 bed with dettached servant quater @ 9.8 m.phase 2 begun about 3 weeks ago and will be complete in the next 18-20 months.it is a few metres fromPhase 1.


It has 3 bed going for 7.5m and 8.5m 3 bed with detached servant quarter ( same as four bedroomed house).


Main features are;
1.lifts
2.borehole as back up of council water
3.back up generator
4.underground parking
5.gated community with structured security
6.green area.rentals are KShs.70,000 for 3 bed with dsq and KShs. 60,000 for 3 bed.
Occupancy in this area is 100%.
Other external features that will bring both value
and capital addition to the property include;
1. Less than 10 mins drive to westlands
2.about 15 mins drive to UN Gigiri area.
3.expansion of Waiyaki way ongoing - near our project
4.nearby southern bypass ongoing.
5.western bypass to be complete in a few weeks,3 km from our project
6.SGR to Naivasha,nearby
7. about15 mins to central business district.

8. 200 metres from Nakumatt Kitisuru on the same road

"It is just a matter of connecting with the right people in life". Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

 

 

 

 

Pound plummets as Lords vote in favour of Brexit Bill


The value of the pound fell dramatically on Tuesday morning as the House of Lords approved the terms of the Brexit Bill, which will pave the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50. Sterling has fallen to 1.14 against the value of the euro while its value against the dollar has dropped to 1.21. Against the backdrop of a weaker pound, shares in the FTSE 100 were boosted as the index increased by 0.2% at 7,379.34. Meanwhile, the FTSE 250 was down 0.1% at 19,007.86, and the AIM All-Share was flat at 919.80. Richard Falkenhäll, senior FX strategist at SEB, a major Nordic corporate bank, said pressures on the pound had likely been exacerbated by the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to launch a second independent referendum.  “Our own long-term fair value estimate suggests it is around 20% undervalued against the euro and more than 25% undervalued against the dollar,” he said. “We expect that a harsh tone in upcoming divorce negotiations will weigh on the GBP near-term. Whether this will continue or not in Q2 2017 depends on where market focus will be. A shift to political risks elsewhere could offer some temporary relief, but this should be seen as an opportunity to sell the GBP.”

 

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Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship since 2012


Mogadishu: Pirates have hijacked a Sri Lankan-flagged oil tanker, a Somali official said on Tuesday, the first time they have successfully taken a commercial ship since 2012. The Aris 13 sent a distress call on Monday, turned off its tracking system and altered course for the Somali port town of Alula, said John Steed of the aid group Oceans Beyond Piracy. "The pirates hijacked the oil tanker and they brought it near Alula," Mohamud Ahmed Eynab, the district commissioner for Alula, told Reuters on Tuesday by phone. Pirates in the town confirmed they were expecting the ship. The tanker was believed to have eight crew on board, said Steed, an expert on piracy who is in contact with naval forces tracking the ship. "The ship reported it was being followed by two skiffs yesterday afternoon. Then it disappeared," he told Reuters. Aircraft from regional naval force EU Navfor were flying overhead to track the ship's progress and to try to determine what was happening, he said. Data from Reuters systems showed it made a sharp about turn just after it passed the Horn of Africa on its voyage from Djibouti to Mogadishu. The 1,800 deadweight ton Aris 13 is owned by Panama company Armi Shipping and managed by Aurora Ship Management in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Equasis shipping data website, managed by the French transport ministry. The ship was being monitored by the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO), which coordinates the management of all merchant ships and yachts in the Gulf of Aden area, the head of the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur, Noel Choong, said. The UKMTO in Dubai said it had no further information. In their heyday five years ago, Somali pirates launched 237 attacks off the coast of Somalia in 2011, the International Maritime Bureau says, and held hundreds of hostages. That year, Ocean's Beyond Piracy estimated the global cost of piracy was about $7 billion. The shipping industry bore roughly 80 percent of those costs, the group's analysis showed. But attacks fell sharply after ship owners tightened security and avoided the Somali coast. - Reuters

 

 

 

Nasa fails to agree on criteria to pick flag-bearer

Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi addressing supporters at a rally in Narok on March 10, 2017.

Nasa was expected to unveil its flag-bearer later this month or early April.


A team tasked by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) to work out a formula of nominating a presidential candidate and sharing power has failed to reach an agreement, it has emerged. Sources within the alliance said a planned retreat for its coordinating committee and the technical wing may not take place this weekend since nothing substantial had been agreed on by the team nearly a month after it was created. The team has further been unable to agree on joint nominations with Wiper Democratic Movement, Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford-Kenya insisting on individual party nominations. The alliance’s national coordinating committee is hence scheduled to meet tomorrow in a bid to unlock the stalemate. This comes as a confident ANC leader and Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi said yesterday all was well with the alliance. Nasa, which is headed by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and his co-principals Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and Ford-Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula, was expected to unveil its flag-bearer later this month or early April. Yesterday, Lugari MP Ayub Savula confirmed that partner parties had agreed to abandon the joint nomination venture after the committee failed to strike a common ground on it. “The brief we have is that talks on other thematic areas are still in progress,” said Mr Savula by phone, adding: “We have however been informed that the story of joint nominations has failed.” The committee comprises Senators James Orengo (Siaya, ODM), Johnson Muthama (Machakos, Wiper) and Dr Boni Khalwale (Kakamega, Ford-K), as well as MPs Sakwa Bunyasi (Nambale, ANC), Francis Nyenze (Kitui West, Wiper), Eseli Simiyu (Tongaren) and Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini) of Ford-K and ODM’s Timothy Bosire (Kitutu-Masaba) and Dr Agnes Zani (nominated). It also has former MPs Farah Maalim and Kipruto arap Kirwa.


STRONGHOLDS
Nasa’s arch rivals Jubilee Party has challenged the opposition alliance to name a candidate to face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 General Elections. Sources within Nasa revealed that it has also been jolted by ongoing lone-ranger campaigns by Mr Musyoka, a former Vice-President, while his party has been accused of internal poaching targeted at affiliate parties. Wiper has received dozens of ODM officials. “We are not agreeing on anything,” an opposition MP who is keenly following the events observed. “The situation is getting desperate as we are constantly distracted by one MP from (former) Eastern Province who has apparently adopted a hard-line stance on everything.” On joint nominations, parties appear have taken strong positions. Wiper Secretary-General Hassan Omar, the Mombasa senator, dismissed the idea, saying his party will go it alone in all the seats as it seeks to “retain its identity”. ODM Director of Elections Junet Mohamed, the Suna East MP, quickly responded, saying the party will not allow Nasa affiliates to field candidates in its strongholds. On Thursday, Mr Wetang’ula categorically stated: “There will be no joint nominations other than for the position of coalition President under Nasa.” “To our supporters, we tell them: There is no cause for alarm,” said Mr Mudavadi, hinting at a middle ground reached by the affiliate parties. “We have seen places where we need to be strategic and sit at the table but, in the majority of the country, each party has the freedom to field its own candidates.” -nation.co.ke

 

A Kenyan man has died of a heart attack in Leicester, UK. More later.

 

 

UK Supermarkets cut petrol prices after global oil market weakens

 

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Confrontation between police and Joho convoy on Nyali bridge 

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A Tough Uhuru. A Sick Raila. A Troubled NASA

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SOURCE OF NAIROBI WATER DRYING UP

This is picture of Irati River in Kinyona, Muranga taken on Sunday 12th March 2017 a few metres from Aberdare Forest. This is one of the sources of Nairobi Water Northern Corridor. The river is drying very fast and there is handily any water flowing down stream. According to the resident of Kinyona, they have never seen the flow of water in this river that low. That means soon there will be no water in Nairobi if the rain delays to come. God have mercy.

 

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Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to seek second referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. Ms Sturgeon said she wanted a vote to be held between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of the following year. That would coincide with the expected conclusion of the UK's Brexit negotiations. The Scottish first minister said the move was needed to protect Scottish interests in the wake of the UK voting to leave the EU. She will ask the Scottish Parliament next Tuesday to request a Section 30 order from Westminster. The order would be needed to allow a fresh legally-binding referendum on independence to be held. Prime Minister Theresa May has so far avoided saying whether or not she would grant permission.

 

 

 

 

Learning to resume as lecturers sign new Sh6 billion deal to call off strike


Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) Secretary General Constatine Wasonga (left) and Inter-Public Universities Councils Consultative Forum chairman Paul Kanyari (centre) during the signing a deal that ended the lecturers’ strike in Nairobi on Monday 13th March. Learning is expected to resume in all public universities this morning after lectures accepted Sh6 billion the Government offered them and called off their strike. The award, contained in the 2013-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement that was signed yesterday, will see the highest paid academic staff, a professor, take home Sh247,925 per month up from Sh211,000. A graduate assistant will be paid Sh77,550 up from Sh66,000. The offer means lecturers get a 17.5 per cent increase in their basic salaries and a 3.9 per cent increase in house allowances. However, lecturers at Maasai Mara University will receive lower increments because their salaries are already high. Previous increments were taken into account for Maasai Mara to ensure uniformity in the agreed upon pay structure. "The strike by public universities staff has officially been called off and we are asking our members to prepare to resume work at 8am tomorrow and teach students," said Universities Academic Staff Union (Uasu) Secretary General Constantine Wasonga. - The Standard

 

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We all have seen the police to pull over people and taking them roughly but have you ever seen a cop taking over a crocodile. I don’t think so, and that is what has been making our pictures to be so interesting. So the cop was out in the open when he was looking for someone to pull over but then from the fields there came a crocodile who was about to greet the cop but then he looked at it and immediately caught him off guard. And you must know that gators have very thick skin and a bullet isn’t enough to keep them away. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

The Body of the Kenyan Man in USA with No Relatives moved to a Funeral Home

 

In the true spirit of Harambee and brotherhood, members of the Kenyan community in the United States have come together to help send the remains of a 61 year old man to his family in Kenya. Omar Mmubango (formerly Omar MurungaMubango) from Ekama village Mumias passed away on 9 February 2017 while undergoing Cancer treatment at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

Survived by one daughter in Kenya, Omar did not have family in the US and little is known about his friends and associates.

Upon learning of an impending decision by the Hospital authorities to turn theunclaimed body of Omar to the Medical Examiner’s Office for disposal, the Kenyan community successfully managed to secure, last Friday, the services of a New Jersey Funeral Home to preserve the body.

The Community is askinganyone that knew Omar to come forward. It is appealing toits members and well-wishers to help transport the body to Kenya. A GoFundMe page and CashAPP accounts have been set up for a funds drive.

According to records, Omar arrived in the United States in September of 1976 as a Food Science and Technology student at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls.In 1982, he graduated with a degree in International Relations from University of Minnesota. His last known address was 1623 W Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19126.

Please show your support by donating to the GoFundMe page below.

For additional information, please contact: Kennedy Chesoli: (215) 758-6780, RodahAnono: (862) 252-1294, Imani Hakeem: (667) 206-9665, NjeriGithongo: (732) 429-0297, Mwajuma Omar: +254 729 662161 or DemetriaKhisa: + 254 721 455020.

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Police bar Governor Joho from attending presidential function

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Monday 13th March, Mombasa, Kenya: Police in Mombasa bar Governor Ali Hassan Joho from attending Presidential function at Mtongwe Ferry as GSU officers barricade his Nyali home. Governor Joho who managed to sneak from his home vowed to attend the function saying as a leader he needs to represent his people of Mombasa.  "I had good intentions but I have been barred from attending the President's fuction which is a public event and now i am under office arrest," said Joho. Police have launched a multi-agency operation in the coastal town and arrests have been reported in Nyali, Likoni and Makupa. - The Standard

 

The Governor tried to sneak into president function  using a motorbike but GSU could not allow him

 

 

"Everyone in the world including politicians and businessmen today knows that Kenya is on top of the list of the countries with opportunities in Africa. The only people who does not know about this opportunities are Kenyans in the Diaspora." A top businessman speaking in London on Sunday 13th March, 2017.

 

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE LATE HANNAH WAMBUI IN LONDON

The family of Mrs. Beth Kungu (3rd from far right) of Revival House, London and PK of Thatched House London gathered for a memorial service of the late late sister Hannah Wambui on Sunday 12th March, 2017. Word of encouragement was done by Pastor Gad and Master of Ceremony was Mayor Elizabeth Kengethe. The ceremony took place at Revival House, Manor Park in East London. The funeral in Kenya takes place on Friday 17th March, 2017 in Githunguri, Kiambu, Kenya. Those wishing to attend the funeral can contact Mr.Chui in Kenya on 0723413809 or Jose on 0722953469. Their sister Hannah Wambui passed away in Kenya Thursday 9th March in Kenya after a long illness. The family will be travelling to Kenya this week for the funeral. Please remember the family in your prayers. For financial assistance through Barclays Bank, Account 13389995, Sort :20 29 77 and Account no. E.W. Kungu. For more information please contact Elizabeth Kungu:07735389332 or PK:07960323586.

 

 

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MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE LATE ANN KUNGU IN LONDON IS ON TUESDAY 14TH MARCH


It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved Mum/sister/friend Ann Wanjiku Kungu of South London, U.K. She went to be with the Lord on Tuesday 7th March, 2017 at St Christopers Hospice, South London. Mother to Hannah Wanja sister to Lucy and Jane Kungu of UK. Auntie to Daniel, Esther, Tebecca, Wairish, Nyambura, Carol, Eddie all of UK. Causin to Veronica Thuo UK. The memorial service takes place on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at Woolwich dockyard Industrial estate, Block 1 Unit 9, Woolwich Church Street SE18 5PQ -   Shiloh Tebernacle as from 7.00-9.00 p.m. Funeral will be held in Passenga Village, Nyandarua County, Kenya. Your financial support and prayers are highly appreciated. For financial help please use Dan Kungu Account no.12118768 and Sort Code 77 25 19. For more information please contact Dan Kungu 07944153121, Lucy Kungu 07404706000, 07949842004 or Veronica Thuo. 07931312410. - CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP

 

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Ethiopia rubbish landslide kills 48 in Addis Ababa

At least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, officials say. They say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there at the time. A number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste. The area has been a dumping ground for Addis Ababa's rubbish for more than five decades. A city spokeswoman told AP news agency that many children were among the dead. There are fears the death toll could rise further. Local resident Musa Suleiman Abdulah told AFP he heard "a big sound" and saw "something like a tornado... rushing to us" when the landslide occurred. Tebeju Asres said that the family's house had been swallowed by the landslide. "My mother and three of my sisters were there when the landslide happened. Now I don't know the fate of all of them," he told AP. Hundreds of people attempt to make a living by scavenging at the landfill site, sifting through the rubbish for items they can sell, the BBC's Emmanuel Igunza in Addis Ababa reports. Some people even resided at the rubbish dump permanently. The authorities have been building Africa's first waste-to-energy plant near the landfill. They plan to burn rubbish generated by the capital's estimated four million people and convert it into electricity.

 


Turkey's Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Netherlands it will "pay the price" for harming ties after two of his ministers were barred. The two ministers were blocked from addressing Turkish expatriates in Rotterdam on Saturday, with one of them escorted to the German border. The Dutch government said such rallies would stoke tensions days before the Netherlands' general election. Turkey's ties with several EU countries have become strained over the rallies. The rallies aim to increase support among expatriate voters for a referendum on expanding Turkish presidential powers. Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, Turkey's family minister, had arrived in Rotterdam by road on Saturday, but was denied entry to the consulate and taken to the German border by Dutch police.

'Capital of fascism'
Several EU countries have been drawn into the row over the rallies:


* Mr Cavusoglu called the Netherlands the "capital of fascism" after he was refused entry


* Mr Erdogan accused Germany of "Nazi practices" after similar rallies there were cancelled - words Chancellor Angela Merkel described as "unacceptable"


* Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen postponed a planned meeting with Turkey's prime minister, saying he was concerned that "democratic principles are under great pressure" in Turkey


* Local French officials have allowed a Turkish rally in Metz, saying it does not pose a public order threat - while France's foreign ministry has urged Turkey to avoid provocations


* Mr Erdogan accused countries in the West of "Islamophobia" and demanded international organisations impose sanctions on the Netherlands.


* "I have said that I had thought that Nazism was over, but that I was wrong. Nazism is alive in the West," he said.
He thanked France for allowing Mr Cavusoglu to travel to Metz to address a rally.

 

 

 

Suffering of patients to end as doctors say deal close


 Kenya Medical Association national chairperson Jacqueline Kitulu addresses journalists about the doctors' strike outside All Saints’ Cathedral Church in Nairobi on March 12, 2017. She is joined by KMPDU Chairman Samuel Oroko (left) and secretary-general Ouma Oluga. They said the strike might end anytime.

 
 The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials say they have agreed on everything with the government that would see them call off the strike, but are stuck at “how the doctors will go back to work” following their 99 days strike. KMPDU secretary-general Ouma Oluga and the Kenya Medical Association (KMA) have said they are at a “crucial stage”, which could end in “an hour, a day or the day after”, which requires that all parties, including doctors and the public, to be calm. Dr Jacqueline Kitulu, KMA head, told journalists on Sunday in Nairobi after a church service that they are working closely with mediators from the Inter-religious Council to smoothen out any rough patches in talks, and hopefully, bring the strike to an end. She said: “The parties can sit together and conclude this matter, which is at a very crucial stage only when things are calm. They [documents drawn by both the government and the doctors] are awaiting signatories on the agreed parts. Particularly, the return to work formula, which is very crucial for an orderly end to the strike and a return to work by the doctors.” Dr Kitulu added: “We are looking at it with hope because we are at a point where most of the things are pretty much resolved.” - Daily Nation.
 


 Watch Nigerians in Lagos react to the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from extended sick leave

 


 Seven terror suspects arrested in action-packed Malindi night raid


 A file photo of Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi displaying the photos of suspected terrorists after a night raid in the area.  Seven suspected terrorists were arrested in a house raid by ATPU officers in Malindi town's Shella area on Friday night. Police blocked all roads leading in and out of Shella, and those around the house behind old law courts, in the 9pm operation
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 The raid was carried out by heavily armed police officers who were either uniformed or in plain clothes. Among those arrested were a man, his wife, their three daughters and their female cousin. The seventh suspect, their relative, was apprehended about 300 metres from the house. The officers combed the area and then stormed into the house with torches and ordered everyone to lie down. The suspects' relative, a 13-year old boy, took journalists around the house the following day; clothes and documents were found scattered all over the rooms. The boy's sister cried as he told journalists of the ordeal. “We were in the sitting room upstairs with my brothers, sisters, mother and father when we heard a loud bang at the gate. We met flash lights and guns when we went downstairs,’’ he said. He said the officers ordered everyone to lie on the ground and asked his father to identify himself. The minor said one of the policemen went to where they were lying and told them not to worry as they were looking for "something small". He said they were promised that their parents would return after a short while but that they did not. “We did not sleep the whole night hoping to see our parents and other relatives but nothing has happened,’’ he said. An 80-year old woman found in the living room was reportedly roughed up and ordered to surrender all her documents including passports. Hadija Swaleh was later asked to join the other suspects who were lying on the ground outside. Swaleh, who has three grandchildren, said the agents shot in the air upon arrival and demanded to know who she was and who she was staying with. “I was beaten when I tried standing up after hearing someone crying upstairs,’’ she said, adding the officers harassed her and did not let her speak. She was later taken to hospital. Fatma Swaleh said they were afraid because they were "subjected to torture" and that the children witnessed the whole operation. Malindi police chief Matawa Muchangi said they would compile a report and issue a statement. - The Star
 
 
 

 

 

A Whispers from London (My trip to Israel) Part two

Written by: Man Man Kambugua        E-mail: manman@fsmail.net     Facebook: Man Man Kambugua

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My interest in knowing whom Jesus was started when I was eight years old in standard two. I have told you before that I had very cruel Primary school teachers in that most of them believed that education could enter our arrowroot infested brain through caning and more caning. By the time we left for home, our buttocks felt like minced meat. So long as I live, I will never forget my form tutor who took us from stand one to standard five. I cannot remember of any day that he never walked without a cane while in the school compound. The cane was not for herding goats or sheep but was meant to land on our emaciated bodies once we were within the vicinity of the school compound.

The same teacher could look at us before going home and if he realized that he had not caned us, he would command us to line up and come and confess our 'sins' to him. The sins according to us ranged from stealing the neighbor’s mangoes or any fruit that was fit for human consumption. He had informed us that if we had to dream as good pupils, we should only dream with education and nothing else. Woo unto you if as a boy you dreamt showing a certain girl some basics in wresting and in the process end up breaking a certain commandment that was punishable by being thrown into a lake of fire. The stupid pupils out of fear could confess that indeed they had a demonic dream doing this and that with a girl making them earn a first class ticket to hell on earth in our class teacher's world. When it came to my turn to confess my sins, I would tell him something that was music to his ears. For one I used to hear from people that our teacher had an explosive sexual appetite such that he could not be trusted with anything that was of female gender. So what did I tell him?

I could tell him that my only sin was that I had not been delivering messages to him from one teenage girl who happened to be my neighbor which of course was a lie! I would tell him that the girl used to ‘tell’ other girls how he was handsome, well spoken, well mannered and so honest and holy that if he walked on an egg, it would not break because of his holiness. When I told him such things, he would stop interrogating others and instead give me 100% attention. From that time, he changed his attitude towards me and I could see that when others were being caned, I was spared. He also started telling other pupils to emulate me. Oh God of mercy, guide me oh thy great Jehovah! Since the teacher wanted the relationship with my neighbor to go to another level, he started giving me small notes to deliver to the girl. At first the girl was shocked that the teacher had interest in her when she was only in Form three in one of the most prestigious schools. She looked at the note and said nothing. The following day when I was going to school the girl gave me a note to take to the teacher. As she gave me the letter, she was cursing under her breath and telling me to tell the teacher that as far as she was concerned, the teacher looked like he owned a foreskin in his private parts and according to her she was a big D.O.G. (Dog) without a tail! Naively, I took the letter and handed it to the teacher. As he read it, he breathed fire and brimstone as his eyes turned red with rage. I could see that he had difficulties in teaching and was very bitter. Next, as usual, he told us to line up and confess our sins to him. He made sure that I was the last to do confession. Between the teacher, and me only Jesus stood between.

'Now Man, can you confess your sins quickly! Quickly!' he exclaimed.
'I don't know of any sins Sir,' I replied.
'Man Man, you have sinned! All of us have sins! It is only Jesus Christ the Son of God who did not have sins!' he said
'Okay then, I lied to you that Grace was in love with you, in fact she says that any time she sees you, she feels like vomiting!' I said.
'Whaaaaat? Anything else she said?' he asked.
'And that you walk like a female donkey on heat when you are going to our shopping center!' I said naively.

After hearing my confession, the teacher opened his mouth in astonishment. Soon his jaw dropped and he told me to go and sit down. Unknown to me, I had just started a journey of being bullied left, right and center by the teacher. He could storm in class in the morning and ask me to explain to him what I understood by the term 'Evaporation.' Luckily enough, I had my brothers who were not bad as far as education was concerned so I could hear what they were discussing in Geography. I could explain to him, to his disappointment. Remember, I am just a standard two pupil in a village school. With time, he asked the class monitor to be including me in the list of noisemakers and I would pay for it. I did not have connections to retaliate but I had Jesus on my side. Every day I could wake up and ask God through Jesus Christ to see me through and possibly kill the demonic teacher. To cut the long story short, at the end, the teacher in question committed suicide by drowsing himself with petrol while the class monitor was killed with hot water by the wife. I don't know whether they are seated on the right hand side of God or not, this I leave it to God. If you have ever punished any kid for no reason, just know that God listens to children's prayers. In case you have ever abandoned your children, be afraid, be very much afraid!

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Still around the Sea of Galilee, we visited the place called Kursi where Jesus commanded the evil spirits to come out of a mad man. Instead, the evil spirits entered into the herd of swine’s that went straight to the sea. It was a wonderful site to visualize that was standing in the very site where it all happened.

The first miracle that Jesus ever performed was in a wedding feast where he turned water into wine. The place is called Cana. We visited the place, which today is a church. Despite its Biblical significance, the place looks like Ngara place in Nairobi. There is nothing to show that the place is unique but when we imagined that we were in a place where Jesus was, more so where he was turning water into wine, we felt honored. It is also in this place that Jesus referred his mother as ‘You woman.’ I would not want to say whether that is being rude or not. My thinking is that wine is not bad if it is taken with moderation. All of us bought wines from Cana as souvenirs.

Our next stop was Nazareth. This is the place where the Angel of the Lord appeared to Mary and informed her that she would conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit and have a son. The dilemma was that she was a teenager and she had never fused her young, teenage body with any man. Just like Cana, the place looks just like any other place in Israel. As my eyes explored the hilly place, as a quintessential African traditional man, I tried to imagine what was going on in Joseph’s mind when he had that the Holy Spiritwould be responsible for the pregnancy. The Bible says that Joseph did not take it rightly and was ready to leave Mary. God’s power is supreme so he understood and life continued.
My imagination tells me that the haters were mocking Mary and joseph any time they set their eyes on them. No wonder Nathanael or Bartholomew the disciple once asked, Can anything good come from Nazareth?’ To which Phillip replied, ‘Come and see.’ Today, the site has the largest Church in the Middle East.

In his early years, Jesus parents decided to live in Nazareth. They did not like the idea of Jesus calling himself the Messiah. To the people of Nazareth, he was just Jesus son of Joseph. One day Jesus was preaching in a synagogue in Nazareth when his teachings agitated the people and they decided to kill him by throwing him off the Mountain nearby called Mount Precipice. When Jesus realized what the people wanted, he went through their midst and went away. As a tourist, when one is in Mount Precipice, he commands a breathtaking view of the city of Nazareth below hundreds of meters below.

When in Israel, one cannot fail to notice that the land is very mountainous and rocky. But on looking the Western side of Mount Precipice, below it is a flat land that is good in agriculture. It is a called Jezreel valley and it is regarded as the breadbasket of Israel. It is for this reason that so many battles have historically been fought in order to have control of the valley.

From Mount Precipice, we were driven to a place called Megiddo. If you have never heard of Megiddo, then you must have heard of King Ahab. If still you don’t have an idea of what I am writing about, King Ahab is the King who married a wicked woman who went by the name Jezebel. She was wicked in that she never worshipped Israelite’s God (Yahweh) but instead believed in one called Bail. Obviously we had not visited Megiddo to have lunch with King Ahab or his demonic wife Jezebel. We had gone there to see where they lived and we saw that they lived in a fortified place. Today they are just ruins but the fact that Jezebel used to have nights of passion with King Ahab was very fulfilling. It is good to note that in the valley below is also a very agricultural land just like Jezreel valley. Next to King Ahab’s Palace used to live a man called Naboth who owned a good piece of land through inheritance. Jezebel convinced her husband Ahab to convince Naboth to sell them his piece of Vineyard, which he refused because it was a taboo to sell inherited land. Jezebel, in her own weird wisdom had Naboth charged with blaspheming God and the King. He was stoned to death. On hearing this, prophet Elijah confronted King Ahab and told him that he and his heirs would be killed and that dogs would devour Jezebel. It came to pass! This shows that God is real and if you are wicked, you will suffer and so will be the generations to come my brother my sister.

 

*******Join me in Part Three****************for Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Jesus baptism place etc,*********

 

 

Jubilee shuts down Mombasa as thousands attend rally

 

MOMBASA, 12 March 2017 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta today officially received Coast leaders who joined Jubilee in droves, proving that the region is not an Opposition zone. At the event attended by Deputy President William Ruto, Governors Hussein Dado of Tana River and Salim Mvurya of Kwale led other leaders to join Jubilee, saying it is the party of unity and progress. Other leaders who joined Jubilee from the Opposition were Deputy Governors Hazel Katana (Mombasa), Kenneth Kamto (Kilifi) and Fatuma Mohammed Achani (Kwale), Women Representatives Zainab Chidzuga (Kwale), Joyce Lay (Taita Taveta) and Halima Ware (Tana River). Also received in Jubilee were Members of Parliament Dan Mwazo (Senator Taita Taveta), Gideon Mungaro (Kilifi North), Mustafa Idd (Kilifi South), Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga), Peter Shehe (Ganze), Masoud Mwahima (Likoni) and a host of Members of County Assembly from the six counties of the Coast region. “We welcome these forward looking leaders who have decided to join us in developing this region. In Jubilee, we are saying we want to work with respectful leaders like Dado and Mvurya who know they were elected to serve not to lord it over the electorate,” President Kenyatta said. He added: “As Jubilee, our aim is to unite the whole country and transform the lives of Kenyans in an inclusive way.” President Kenyatta received the new members to Jubilee from the Opposition at Tononoka grounds where he addressed a huge rally.

 

The President pitched for his re-election based on his development track record. The Head of State cited the significant progress his Administration has achieved in the last four years in the areas of energy, land, health, infrastructure, agriculture, water and security as the reason why he deserved a second term to continue transforming the country for the benefit of all Kenyans. The President also asked Mombasa residents to vote for Suleiman Shahbal and Anania Mwaboza as Governor and Deputy Governor respectively, saying the current Governor has not done much to uplift the lives of the people of the Coast county. He asked Governor Hassan Joho to tell Mombasa residents what he has done with the Kshs 40 billion that the county government has received from the National Government. Deputy President Ruto commended the Coast leaders who joined Jubilee, saying that was a clear sign that the region is no longer ready to follow the divisive counter-productive politics of the Opposition. Jubilee is focused on ensuring that all Kenyans are united and live together peacefully, the Deputy President said. “That is why were are keen on working with Coast leaders and others from across the country who are focused on development,” the Deputy President said. Other speakers were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Taveta MP Naomi Shaban and Cabinet Secretaries Najib Balala and Eugene Wamalwa among others.


 

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Coast Opposition leaders join Jubilee  - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945


 
 The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe". UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m children could starve to death this year. Mr O'Brien said $4.4bn (£3.6bn) was needed by July to avert disaster. "We stand at a critical point in history," Mr O'Brien told the Security Council on Friday. "Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations." "Now, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease. "Children stunted and out of school. Livelihoods, futures and hope will be lost. Communities' resilience rapidly wilting away. Development gains reversed. Many will be displaced and will continue to move in search for survival, creating ever more instability across entire regions." Mr O'Brien's comments follow on from a similar appeal made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres last month. At that time, he revealed the UN had only received $90m (£74m) so far in 2017, despite generous pledges. Like Mr O'Brien, he urged more financial support for the four countries. But why are they in such dire need? The pictures were among the most shocking of last year: emaciated children, clinging on to life with what little strength they had left. Four-year-olds not bigger than infants. And mothers unable to do anything to stop their children dying. It is thought a child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen from a preventable disease, while half-a-million children under five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. The UN estimates some 19 million people - or two thirds of Yemen's population - is in need of some sort of humanitarian help following two years of war between Houthi insurgents and the government, which is backed by a Saudi-led coalition.
 

 

 

 

PRE-WEDDING AND WEDDING INVITATION

 

 

Theresa May to trigger Brexit as early as Tuesday - sources


Theresa May is set to trigger Britain's exit from the EU as early as Tuesday next week as Labour peers indicated they were ready to pass her Brexit bill. A senior Labour source told Sky News there was an "80 to 90% chance" that the EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill would clear the upper chamber by midnight on Monday, paving the way for the Prime Minister to formally trigger Article 50. On Monday, the House of Commons is expected to vote down two amendments added to the Brexit bill by peers, with the Government insistent that the legislation be passed unamended. It will then be passed back to the House of Lords, where there is little appetite to challenge the Commons again on the legislation. One Labour peer told Sky News that such a move would be too "politically risky". However, another source cautioned that the way David Davis responded to the amendments in the House of Commons on Monday was crucial. "If he treats the House of Lords with disrespect, it won't be straightforward," said the source. "If he ignores the Lords' amendments and concerns then the 10% comes into play." The swift passing of legislation would give the Prime Minister the power to formally trigger Article 50 on Tuesday when she updates MPs on last week's EU Council summit. However, some European sources remained sceptical that the Prime Minister would go for such a tight timetable, given that she would risk a diplomatic upset by triggering Article 50 immediately before the Dutch elections on Wednesday.
 

 

 

 

 

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Just 2 days after talking to Uhuru, Trump deports Kenyans


 
 
Two Kenyans have reportedly been deported from the United States barely days after US President Donald Trump talked on phone with President Uhuru Kenyatta
 – The Kenyans were deported alongside dozens of Somali nationals


 Emerging reports suggest that two Kenyans were Thursday, March 9 deported from the United States alongside dozens of Somali nationals. A plane carrying 70 Somali nationals among them 69 men and a woman also had two Kenyans on board. Sources say that the plane landed at Mogadishu airport on Friday with the deported passengers handcuffed. The Kenyans first arrived in Mogadishu. The two Kenyans are said to have then been airlifted to Nairobi on the same day. Their identities remain unclear whether they were Kenyans of Somali descent. The deportation comes a couple of days after US President Donald Trump called President Uhuru Kenyatta on phone for the first time since the latter was elected. The two agreed to strengthen bilateral ties between their countries. The presidents discussed a number of issues among them the region’s security and trade between their two countries. Trump’s immigration policies have seen many immigrants deported from the US sparking protests from affected countries and on the US soil.- kenyannews.co.ke
 

 

I’m not a good friend and some days I’m not a good person. I’ve been all three – a leaf, branch, and root. I’m all three now – a leaf, branch, and root. But, there’s one root in my life who humbles me daily to be a better friend and person and that root is Christ. Are you a leaf, branch, or root?

 

 

ALWAYS WATCH YOUR BACK!

This amazing yet dangerous picture was taken by a hiker in New Jersey, the USA who was up on a trail while he thought that why not stop there for a little bit and take some good pictures of the scenery around. As you know that people who live in cities have this kind of problem a lot that wherever we see a calm place, we tend to be there for a while and take a lot of pictures and I guess this one must have thought that only. But wasn’t that the wrong timing ever because look who awaits right in front of the camera lens.

 

 

 

Kenyans Abroad Sue IEBC for Being Locked Out of Voter Listing
 


 Kenyans living abroad have sued the IEBC for locking them out of the August poll in what may put more roadblocks on crowded timelines. The Kenya Diaspora Alliance moved to court on Tuesday to compel the electoral body to list them as voters. This will pave way for the first case of voting from the diaspora. The initial voter listing that had been planned for Kenyans across the world was cancelled at the 11th hour by the new IEBC team led by Wafula Chebukati. Citing logistical constraints, the commission restricted registration to the East African Community and South Africa. The exercise in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi officially came to an end on Tuesday. KDA global chairman Shem Ochuodho told the Star they were also pushing contempt proceedings against the IEBC for deliberately failing to implement a Supreme Court directive. The court said in May 2015 that the IEBC should put in place the infrastructure necessary for members of the public in the diaspora to register and vote. Ochuodho said many Kenyans, even in the EA countries, were disenfranchised because the IEBC made it mandatory for applicants to have valid passports. A passport is not a requirement for travelling to some of the EAC countries. But Ochuodho said every member of the public who went to register using an ID was turned away and asked to return with a passport. “The diaspora went to court for contempt and to compel IEBC to respect and implement Supreme Court decisions,” he said. The High Court has set a hearing for March 21 but KDA wants an earlier date. ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi to clearly state whether they want Kenyans abroad to vote.“We are also taking the battle to the doorstep of the President," said Ochuodho. "Whenever he has been abroad, he has told diaspora 'you are my 48th county...you are my richest county...my government cannot ignore you. We are not seeing this now.” - The Star

 

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A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY IN PENNSYLVANIA, USA

A Kenyan man has passed away in Pennsylvania, USA. The Kenyan Man has No Relatives in US, Omar Mmubango Passed Away in Pennsylvania in February 2017 – Urgent Appeal for Funds. On the evening of Sunday March 5th, 2017, we learned of the death of a Kenyan man, Omar Mmubango who lived in the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. A victim of cancer, Omar died on February 9, 2017 while undergoing treatment at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Regrettably, Omar had no family or relatives in the US, and may have kept much to himself for no one (Kenyan) seems to know him. Omar had given the Hospital contact info of his sole daughter in Kenya who was promptly contacted to collect the body. Omar's family were completely at a loss and unable to raise funds. After a month of trying, they had only mobilized KSh. 60,000. A Kenyan lady, unrelated to the deceased, approached one of us seeking a word of advice that could be offered to this family. The family were unsuccessful in generating financial support from the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, DC. They had also reached out to some individual Kenyans in the diaspora whose contact information they obtained from social media message boards. This case is a little complicated for we are not able to retrace his contacts and engagements in Philadelphia area.

 

Omar's body is lying at the temporary university morgue. We have been informed that unless it's claimed by Friday, March 10, 2017, the Hospital will release the body to the Medical Examiner's Office for disposal. Like yourself, we did not know Omar but would like to help this grieving family receive the remains of their dear one. We are counting on your support and goodwill to help do the following: Move the body to a funeral home before it's too late. Help raise funds to send the body to his family in Kenya. Online donations are kindly being accepted at the following GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/omar-mmubango&rcid=a8a4956149e2465d90e356c62dc6eb3d Please reach out to any of us for further information. Kennedy Chesoli: (215) 758-6780, Rodah Anono: (862) 252-1294, Imani Hakeem: (667) 206-9665 Roselyn Omar: (484) 892-7788, Njeri Githongo: (732) 429-0297, Mwajuma Omar: +254 729 662161 or Demetria Khisa: + 254 721 455020.

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

1 Samuel 30:6

 

Learn to encourage yourself!

We read in 1 Samuel 30:6: "And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God." David had just won a string of spectacular military victories. But when he returned from battle and found his home destroyed by the Amalekites and his family taken captive, he was heartsick. He and his men fell to the ground and wept, until they could weep no more. But he didn’t stay down. ‘David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all”’ (v. 8 NKJV). And David’s self-encouragement, coupled with God’s guidance, led him to his next victory. There’s a lesson here. You must learn how to talk to yourself the right way, how to quote God’s promises, and how to pray for yourself. And here’s a promise from the Psalms that you can stand on: ‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning’ (Psalm 30:5 KJV). Your joy will return. God has promised it! So look in the mirror today and declare, ‘This too shall pass. What doesn’t destroy me makes me stronger. In the meantime I’ll let this situation drive me closer to You, Lord.’ Come on - start encouraging yourself! The biggest battles bring the biggest victories. Your weaknesses can become discovery points for strengths you never knew you had. Recalling the worst time in his life, Joseph said, ‘God turned into good what you meant for evil’ (Genesis 50:20 TLB). And He still does that! Other people don’t control your destiny, God does, and He’s not like others. He can turn your pain into gain and your scars into stars! Regroup, refocus, and resolve to press on. The word for you today is: learn to encourage yourself.

 

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OUR MAN WHISPERS IN ISRAEL

Mr & Mrs. Man Man alias Carlos of Luton, UK well known in this website as Whispers from London because of his Whispers are back from Israel. They joined other tourist to fulfil their life dream by visiting the Holy Land. They toured Israel as from 12th to 19th February 2017. In his Whispers in London column he has covered the tour and he will continue to cover more in his coming up series. Our man Whispers in London is Israiel visit In the very site where Jesus Christ was baptised. The river above is River Jordan. Note the yellow markings on the river. This demarcates country of Israel and the kingdom of Jordan. With me is my wife on the right and Mrs. Maggie Njugi at the centre. The rock I am pointing was once someone's wife. The husband was called Lot. This is mount Sodom. Abraham used to live in this area. It is just on the edge of the Dead Sea. For more information please contact Man ManKambugua E-mail: manman@fsmail.net am. - CLICK HERE FOR RIVER JORDAN BAPTISM

 

 

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Peter Mahu of Giraffe Park coming to the UK


The Party which includes Mr and Mrs Peter Mahu, Jackton Amatula, the manager of Giraffe Ark hotel and Robert Burale will  arrive in the UK on Tuesday 28th March 2017. They will be in UK for 3 weeks. They intend to hold  several meetings in UK including London Saturday 1st April, 2017, Luton on Saturday 8th April, 2017, Nottingham on Sunday 9th April 2017  and Glasgow at Calabash restaurant on Sunday 26th April, 2017. The team will be coming with alot of properties to sell in the diaspora. See below. More later.

 

 

 

Britain lifts travel ban on Lamu, Manda islands


The UK government has lifted its travel ban on Lamu, but cautioned against use of road to access the place. In a statement on its website, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it no longer advises against travel to Lamu and Manda Islands. “If you travel to Lamu Island or Manda Island, you should do so by air to Manda airport and not by road,” the statement reads in part. Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers Coast Executive Officer, Mr Sam Ikwaye said  that this is a great move that will see the coastal region bounce back to its former glory. “This is long overdue, the investors have really suffered during the three to four years that the ban has been in place. Unlike Malindi where some investors shut down, Lamu investors have remained resilient through all this,” he said. 


“We are happy about what is happening in the industry. Farmers, fishermen and all the players in the supply chain in this sector have suffered. But this is a positive move towards boosting tourist arrivals into the country.” This comes at a time when the country is being represented by 40 trade operators at the ongoing International Tourism Bourse (ITB) travel show in Berlin, Germany. Speaking at the ITB, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said that Kenya is making efforts to lower the cost of doing business through business regulatory reforms intended at reducing the number of licensing requirements. “Tourism has potential of creating more jobs for our citizens (for every 10 visitors, 1 job is created), earning the Government more tax revenue, which currently stands at Sh94 billion,” Balala said.


He said this aids in conservation of wildlife, flora and marine – through proceeds from visits to parks and game reserves, promoting peace and tolerance through interaction between the visitors and the locals, and reducing crime and radicalisation of youths by engaging them in productive activities. Since 2012, the tourism sector has experienced a downturn, attributed to among others prohibitive policy regulations such as VAT on tourism services and negative perceptions of the destination security. The private sector led by the Kenya Tourism Federation has agreed with the Government sound policy interventions are necessary for the sector’s revival. A lot is happening even in the regional arena to boost revenues in the tourism sector. Two weeks ago, a portal seeking to promote tourism in the region-the East Africa Tourism Portal- went live. The portal provides an avenue for all players in the tourism industry to market and advertise their products. It also provides travellers an avenue to select different (multi-country) travel packages. - The Standard.

 

 

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Dear MisterSeed,

I trust you are well. We shall be holding our Investor Briefing for the release of the 2016 Full Year Results on Wednesday 15th March 2017 as from 7:45a.m

The Investors Briefing will be streamed live from the Equity Group Holdings website. The page will be available as from 7:45a.m on that Tuesday via the link below:

www.equitybankgroup.com/livestream


 

 

 

 

The striking doctors have been left bruised and painfully wounded

By Mwalimu Alex Kamau, London

The striking doctors have been left bruised and painfully wounded. They overplayed their hand and their vitrioric brickmanship and bravado have been tamed and the greedy lot castrated on the hip. The doctors did not come across as honest and sincere but more as fighters determined to humiliate the government in an election year. They sadly allowed their crusade to be hijacked by NASA and that further undermined their case and credibility. Their demands were unrealistically greedy and truth be said the government came across as the reasonable party. Mudavadi and NASA's promise to pay them exactly what they asked showed reckless opportunism and fiscal irresponsibility on their part. The NASA brigade understand only spending not production.

In the end most Kenyan doctors we must admit are shameless and parasitic employees determined to hung on to secure and pensionable government jobs while making more of their money from private practice. This is absolutely dishonest. The government needs to require and enforce that doctors on their payroll are available atleast for 4 normal working days and for day or night hours to eliminate this obvious conflict of interests. Few other professions have the notoriety of these greedy racoons. They needed to be stopped and fast. Indeed it may well be argued the striking doctors are liable for manslaughter for the deaths that have occured due to their abdication of that sacrilegious duty of care that a doctor owes the patient.


Finally those doctors who feel that what Kenya offers isn't good enough can look for work in the UK, the US and Australia etc where they will realise quickly that the seemingly high pay available there has to be honestly earned through hard work and with limited opportunity for the money making private clinics they are accustomed to. At that point they shall remember the Egypt they have so foolishly desecrated for the last 100 days.

 

 

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Kenya to clear more hurdles before direct flights to US


Kenya must still clear several regulatory hurdles before direct or nonstop flights to the United States can begin, officials in Washington have indicated. The Category 1 designation awarded last month by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was the result of an assessment of Kenya itself, not any particular airlines or airports, FAA spokeswoman Alison Duquette said in response to Nation queries. “We determine if the country’s civil aviation authority has the laws and oversight processes in place to assure safe operations,” Ms Duquette wrote in an e-mail message. That determination is made on the basis of a country's compliance with safety standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, a United Nations agency.


OPERATE
The FAA itself must assess whether a specific airline — Kenya Airways in this instance — can safely operate. The US agency requires the prospective carrier to explain exactly how it plans to meet FAA safety regulations. “Economic authority” must also be given by the US Department of Transportation prior to the start of service to and from Kenya, the FAA spokeswoman added. As part of that review, US transportation officials will evaluate the financial condition of Kenya Airways. Intensive scrutiny is to be expected due to the record-breaking losses recorded last year by the partly state-owned airline. Kenya Airways has cut hundreds of jobs as part of its strategy for regaining financial health.


REGULATIONS
The US Department of Transportation will also require information on the airline's ownership and management personnel. Economic authorisation further hinges on an assessment of the ability of the airline and its personnel to comply with US laws and regulations. As another precondition to the start of service, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will carry out an assessment of security conditions in and around Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. TSA prohibited Delta Airlines in 2009 from flying to JKIA from Atlanta, Georgia, due to unspecified “security vulnerabilities” in Kenya. Major upgrades have been made at JKIA since its international terminal was destroyed in a fire four years ago.


COOPERATION
“The Department of Homeland Security, in close cooperation with intelligence community partners, would also assess and evaluate the current threat level in Kenya,” said TSA spokesman Bruce Anderson. He noted in an e-mail that his agency “does not publicly discuss results of TSA assessments at foreign locations as they are considered sensitive security information.” Mr Anderson added that “TSA does not currently have any formal requests from a carrier to begin direct service to the United States from Nairobi, Kenya.” Due to all these remaining hurdles, direct or non-stop flights from Kenya to the US may not get underway for another few months. Kenyan officials are eagerly anticipating the start of service to and from the US because of the potential for a big boost in tourism and the envisioned commercial advantages of reduced flying time between the two countries . - Daily Nation.

 

MRS BETH KUNGU AND PK OF THATCHED HOUSE HAVE LOST THEIR SISTER IN KENYA

It is with our deepest sorrow that we  inform you that sadly Beth Kungu and PK (Thatched House) lost their sister Hannah Wambui on Thursday 9th March in Kenya after a long illness. Prayer Meetings and funeral arrangements is taking place at Beth's House Flat 2, Reynolds house, Ayley Croft, EN1 1XR from 6pm to 9 then a second meeting will be held on Saturday at Revival House 500 High Street North E12 6QN from 6 to 9pm and the memorial service will be held on Sunday 12th at Revival House from 5pm to 8pm. In Luton (PKs) meetings are being held from  Friday 10th to Sunday 12th from 6:30 at 63 Cranbrook Drive. Luton LU3 3EN. The family will be travelling to Kenya next week for the funeral. Please remember the family in your prayers. For financial assistance through Barclays Bank, Account 13389995, Sort :20 29 77 and Account no. E.W. Kungu. For more information please contact Elizabeth Kungu:07735389332 or PK:07960323586.

 

 

Kenya’s super-rich put their wealth in property, new report shows


Kenya’s richest individuals have sunk their money in real estate as they seek to navigate the volatility that has recently characterised other classes of investments. According to the latest Wealth Report by property consultancy Knight Frank and Stanbic Bank, close to a third of the country’s high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) have allocated their wealth to properties. For another 20 per cent, their wealth is tied to their personal businesses, which range from financial services, agriculture to manufacturing. Investment in equities, bond, cash, precious metals such as gold and silver made up 18 per cent of the super-rich's investments. The report, which was based on the survey of about 900 private bankers and wealth advisers, showed that 9,400 people became multimillionaires (or were worth more than one million US dollars) in 2016, which is an increase from 8,500 in 2015. The report, unfortunately, does not identify the rich individuals. Naushad Merali, Chairman of conglomerate Sameer Group, which is active in agriculture, construction, information technology, property and finance once featured in Forbes’ 2016 Africa Richest List but was later on dropped off. Another Kenyan ranked in the report but also dropped was Bhimji Depar Shah, the founder of Bidco Industries, which manufactures edible oil. It was the same with the Chairman of Devki Group of Companies, Narendra Raval. It is interesting that Forbes magazine never listed any of the three known Kenyan billionaires having significant investments in real estate. Nonetheless, the Managing Director of Knight Frank Kenya Ben Woodhams maintains that real estate is the most viable investment.

GOOD RETURNS
Kenyan HNWIs clearly realise the long-term stability that property investments offer in an otherwise volatile market together with the good returns that the sector has demonstrated in the past,” said Woodhams. Although real estate remains a lucrative class of investment for most high net worth individuals globally, with 24 per cent of the world’s richest persons putting their money in property, Kenyan investors have taken the trend a notch higher. Real estate is touted to be a low-risk investment, and this explains why most of the rich individuals have rushed to put their money in properties. Indeed, most of the super-rich are concerned primarily with wealth preservation and capital growth when making wealth management and investment decisions, according to the Attitudes Survey included in the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2017. Seven out of 10 of Kenya’s wealthiest individuals considered these two factors to be critical when making their investment decisions. And as the country enters the critical stage in its political calendar with the general elections just around the corner, more than half of Kenya’s super rich, 63 per cent, are worried about political uncertainty. However, globally, politics does not feature as an integral factor, with only 35 per cent saying that politics plays a key role in their investment decisions. Kenya’s super rich have also developed a love affair with private jets. However, with nine private jets, they pale in comparison with their peers in South Africa (161), Nigeria (85), Egypt (33), Morocco (29), Angola (27), Democratic Republic of Congo and Namibia both with 13, Gabon (11) and Algeria (10). - standardmedia.co.ke

 

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A KENYA LADY HAS PASSED AWAY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, USA

It is with acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Joan Njeri Gitau (JoJo) of PCEA Neema Church, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. She was the mother of Jane Wambui Njoroge and daughter of Frashia Wanja Gitau also of PCEA Neema Church. She was also a niece to Esther Karanja, Isabella Gitau, Peter Gitau, Julia Njenga and Edwin Njenga and a granddaughter of Edward and Jane Gitau Njui. Friends and family are meeting daily for prayers and support to the family at her mother Frashia’s House, 9 Caddell Avenue, Lowell, MA 01851. Phone contacts, Esther Karanja 9786013314, Isabellla Gitau 9787281415 or Peter Gitau 98789961305. Let’s join hands together as a community and support this family during this very difficult moment.

 

Turkana Governor Hon Nanok SPEECH that got Uhuru

ANGRY, Super Speech, SHAMED Jubilee

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Turkana Governor Hon Nanok SPEECH that got Uhuru ANGRY, Super Speech, SHAMED Jubilee - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

Uhuru calls Nanok a foolish devil for raising queries on oil wealth


The President has referred to Governor Josephat Nanok as a fool and a devil after claims that his government has allocated Turkana county insufficient funds. An agitated President Uhuru Kenyatta, who spoke in Kiswahili, said no one should tell Kenyans the lie about him needing oil belonging to others. Mtu akisimama hapa asemeati Uhuru akonahajanamafuta ya wengine…ashindwe..shetanimshenzi…” he said. This loosely translates to:” If someone comes and says that Uhuru has interests in others’ oil, he should be defeated..devil…fool… Nanok, who spoke during Uhuru’s tour of the county on Wednesday, had said the government had trillions for counties but that this declined to Sh22 billion. He said the rate for allocations to communities declined from 10 per cent to five per cent and that a Sh3 billion cap was placed. The Governor also told a cheering crowd that in the last four years, his county has received Sh32 billion, not Sh50 billion. The constitution says resources should be distributed fairly. We are capable of managing funds even for the future,” Nanok told the President.

 

He added that this was the only way Uhuru would earn respect in the county. But Uhuru dismissed him saying: “I am not the one who passes laws. I simply sign…halafu mjinga anakuja kusema hapa kwamba ati mimi nafanya mambo...”This loosely translates to: “…and then a fool says that I am doing my own things.”The President told the people not to listen to propaganda as “you are the ones who will get lost, not me."“If they think I am easily scared off, they should look for someone else,” he said, adding they will be fine even without the county’s votes, and that the world will not come to an end. Uhuru said the arid Turkana county has little to show for more than Sh40 billion devolved funds disbursed over the last four years. He further criticised Nanok saying his county was a shameful example of poor service delivery to Kenyans. The President noted that the county received a sum equal to the total amount sent to Kiambu and Uasin Gishu counties.Turkana deserves to develop at the same pace as other counties and its residents have a right to receive efficient and effective services under the devolved unit,” he said. Uhuru said credit should be given where it is due and that politicians should carry out their affairs peacefully.

 

He noted that his government had initiated projects in the county in the areas of energy, health, infrastructure, agriculture, water and security. The President cited the ongoing tarmacking of Kitale-Lodwar road and the supply of electricity to more than 300 schools.“Since independence, which government has connected more households to electricity than Jubilee?” the President asked. “If one is a leader keen on uplifting the life of residents, he should join Jubilee – the party that is focused on development and unity.”He spoke in Lodwar town where he was greeted by thousands of residents during a visit with DP William Ruto. The Deputy President said he has fought hard to ensure money for development was sent to Nanok’s county following his request and Uhuru’s determination to transform lives in all parts of the country. “As a national government, we have resisted calls to change the formula for revenue allocation that would see counties like Turkana allocated less funds,” he said. Turkana Senator John Munyes led 12 MCAs in defecting to Jubilee Party. Those who decamped included Raphael Loperito (ODM), James Abei (ODM), David Ateyo (Kanu), Patrick Imana (Kanu), Jackson Lowoi (Kanu), Maria Nasanyana (Kanu) and Emmanuel Lomorukai (Kanu). Others were Joseph Tioko (Ford-K), John Sepae (Ford-Kenya), Michael Ewoi (Ford-Kenya), Marystella Ekunoit (Ford-Kenya) and Leah Nachere (Ford-Kenya). Munyes and Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro thanked Uhuru and Ruto for the development witnessed in the county. -star.co.ke

 

 

LAND SELLING COMPANY - OPTIVEN LTD TEAM COMING TO THE UK


A giant land buying company team is coming the UK as from 29th March, 2017. The team will be headed by their CEO Mr. George Wachiuri. While in the UK the team will be visiting Hertfordshire on 29th and 31st March, they will be in Woodley, Berkshire on 1st and 2nd April, Reading on 3rd to 6th April, Swindon on 7th April, Cardiff on 8th April, London as from 9th to 13th April, Bedford on 14th April, Milton Keynes on 15th April, Peterborough on 16th April, 17th to 21st the team will be in Luton and Northampton, Birmingham on 22nd April and they team will be in Manchester as from 23rd April to 27th April, and finally Scotandland as from 28th March to 4th May, 2017. Venues to be confirmed soon. With as little as £300 you can commit yourself with a plot. They have hundreds of plots in different part of Nairobi and everything there is yours for the asking.


Optiven Limited is a Real Estate company founded to empower property investors in Africa. Our flagship product is Value Added Plots which have been transformed and made suitable for immediate settlement and futuristic capital gain focus. Optiven is the market leader in the industry and was recently crowned Number One Company in Kenya and the Best in Real Estate Under Top 100 Mid- Size Company Awards 2014/15 and in 2015/16 Optiven was Crowned the Best Company in Customer Orientation & Marketing in Kenya (COYA Awards). Their Vision: To be Pacesetters in Social Economic Transformation. Optiven also support children from poor background, Feed the hungry and support the elderly through the Optiven Foundation.


Their CEO George Wachiuri profile: George is an Entrepreneur, Author, Motivator, Philanthropist, Family man, Lecturer and an Astute Businessman. He serves in the Church as an Elder. George is a strategist who holds a Masters of Business Administration (UON), Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Option) Degree from University of Nairobi and is a PhD Candidate at JKUAT. He is also a Certified Public Accountant -CPA (K). He has authored a number of books including: Best seller Soaring Like an Eagle, Unleash your Full Potential and others. He has been a Lecturer at Daystar University. He was presented the Entrepreneur of the year award 1997 by University of Nairobi. He has over 17 years working experience in various fields and organizations namely: the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), World Vision Somalia (WVS) & Uchumi Supermarkets. He is the founder of Optiven Limited, one of the fastest growing real estate firm in Kenya & currently shortlisted by Equity Bank to be a case study for best practices for others SMES to emulate. Optiven has employed over 200 staff and has a target of employing 15,000 in the next 15 years. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Optiven Foundation. For more information please contact George Wachiuri +44 716-605 410, email: george@optiven.co.ke - www.georgewachiuri.com - www.optiven.co.ke and http://www.optivenfoundation.org/

 

 

 

First SGR train snakes its way from Nairobi to Mombasa in 6hrs

A train cruises through the Mwamdudu Primary School standard gauge railway fly-over at a speed of 100km per hour during an inaugural test run for the SGR line from Nairobi to Mombasa, which was carried out successfully using a passenger train, yesterday


Feted as most incorruptible, traffic cop David Chumo says rejecting bribes is hard


Attorney General Githu Muigai congratulates corporal David Chumo after he was feted as

the most incorruptible and humane officer in a ceremony at the KICC in Nairobi, March 9, 2017


Traffic policeman David Chumo was on Thursday feted as the most incorruptible, humane officer and public servant of the year. Corporal Chumo was recognised by the Commission of Administrative Justice for serving with integrity and selflessness and going beyond the call of duty to promote the rule of law. CAJ acting chairperson Regina Mwatha said he had remained true to his calling and served the people diligently for years. "You have undertaken your duties with honesty and integrity, demonstrating that it is possible to live honourably and serve as a traffic police officer," Mwatha said during the Ombudsman Huduma Awards at the KICC in Nairobi on Thursday. "You are the epitome of what the police service is all about." Chumo, who was selected for the award by members of the public, is based at Bomet police station. Mwatha said he has arrested poachers who continue to pose a threat to one of Kenya's main revenue earners – tourism. She also lauded him for arresting illegal loggers who are a threat to the preservation of eco-systems. "You have courageously confronted these issues despite the dangers involved for the love of your country. You have put your life at risk to offer your services to the people of Kenya," she said. She added that the traffic officer has also been recognised by the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Kenya Forest Service. Chumo said his main challenges for the last 18 years have been rejecting hefty bribes from motorists and ridicule by suspicious members of the public. He said he has rejected bribes of up to Sh50,000. - The Star

 

 

GOVERNMENT OF GOD CABINET LINE UP

 

* Ministry of Water ( John 4:14) but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

* Ministry of energy
( Acts 1:8) But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.

* Ministry of Housing ( John 14:2) In my Father's house are many mansions...

* Ministry of communications
( Jeremiah 33:3)
Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

* Ministry of foreign affairs
(Ephesians 2:9) So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household.

* Ministry of Public Works
( 1 Corinthians 15:58)... be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

* Ministry of Lands (Psalms 37:29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.

* Ministry of Home Affairs
( Proverbs 14:1) Every wise woman builds her household, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.

* Ministry of Local government
( Romans 13:1) Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God.

* Ministry of Planning ( Jeremiah 29:11) For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

* Ministry of Finance (Haggai 2:8)
"Silver and gold are mine"

* Ministry of Education
(Hosea 4:6)
"My people perish because of lack of knowledge"

* Ministry of Roads
(John 14:6)
"I am the way, the truth and the life. Noone comes to my Father except through Me"

* Ministry of Tourism
(Mark 16:15)
"Go into all corners of the world and preach the good news to every creature"

* Ministry of Labour
(Matthew 9:37)
"The harvest is abundant but workers are few"

* Ministry of Sports
(Matthew 19 vs 30)
"Many who are first will be last and many who are last will be first"
(Corinthians 9:24,27) "Be like athletes, run so that you will be the first"

* Ministry of Transport
(Matthew 11:28)
"Come to me all you who are tired from carrying
heavy loads and I will give you rest"

* Ministry of Health
(Isaiah 53:5) "I took all your infirmities and by My stripes you were healed" (Mathew 8:17) He took our illnesses, He carried our diseases.

* Ministry of Internal Security (Isaiah 54:17)
"No weapon formed against me shall prosper"

* Ministry of Agriculture
(John 15: 1) "I am the true vine and my Father is the Gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruits"

* Ministry of Faith
( Hebrews11:1) NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Hebrews 6:17 Ephesians 2:8,9.


God richly bless you with your hearts' desire. Stay blessed...

 

 

'IT'S TRUE, I WAS DEAD' Robert Mugabe laughs off rumours

'IT'S TRUE, I WAS DEAD' Robert Mugabe laughs off rumours of his death as the dictator arrives back in Zimbabwe capital Harare. Speculation surrounding the 92-year-old's health grew after his plane to Singapore suddenly diverted to Dubai this week Robert Mugabe has shot down rumours of his death and declared: “I resurrected as I always do.” Speculation about the health of Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old dictator mounted yesterday after his Air Zimbabwe flight to Singapore made an unexpected turn towards Dubai. Mugabe is known to fly to the Far East for medical treatment because of his country’s ailing healthcare system. But speaking back in his country’s capital Harare today, Mugabe dismissed the rumours. He said: “I had gone on a family matter to Dubai concerning one of my children. "Yes, I was dead, it's true I was dead. I resurrected as I always do. Once I get back to my country I am real." Commentators had been at a loss to explain why the Air Zimbabwe plane made a sharp turn to the Middle East in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The jet had taken off from Harare for Singapore at 10.45pm on Tuesday. Speculation mounted when government officials refused to reveal why Mugabe's jet had visited Dubai. His spokesperson George Charamana said: "Each time you people don’t know the purpose of the President’s visit, there is always a default explanation that he is ill.

 

 

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Elizabeth Okinda is a Kenyan from Nyanza province, born and raised in 3 different cities, Kisumu, Mombasa as well as Nairobi. Started primary education at, Ganjoni Primary school, Mombasa until age 9 and finished her primary education at Lower Kabete primary school in Nairobi. Completed secondary studies at State House Girls high school. In 2003, Elizabeth travelled to the United Kingdom to complete her LLB degree at University of Huddersfield and went further to complete Law School at BPP Law School in London with a Distinction. Elizabeth is a qualified, disciplined and results orientated solicitor.

Elizabeth benefits from eight years’ experience working with individuals, corporate clients as well as Governments . Trained to ACCA standards in Accountancy. Elizabeth is currently practicing at KGIA Solicitors based at 29TH Floor, One Canada Square. Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA.


She specialises in all areas of Commercial practice, including commercial leases, Immigration law, Employment, Family and all aspects of Litigation. Elizabeth also advises on funding for Government projects across Africa; trustworthy, with integrity and respect for confidential information, an articulate communicator with the ability to influence and interact with stakeholders at all level.
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The world's best country?

The world's best country? According to an annual ranking by the media company US News, it's Switzerland. Given its high GDP per capita (11th best in the world, according to the IMF, at $60,787) and life expectancy (2nd overall, at 83.4 years), history of pacifism, and fantastic Alpine scenery, that's hardly surprising.

Why is Switzerland so great?
Less expected is the country taking third spot: the UK. US News reckons Britain (which has the 28th best GDP per capita; 20th best life expectancy; a history of warfare; no Alpine scenery) is better than Germany, Japan, Sweden, Australia and Norway. What's working in its favour? The rankings take into account nine categories: Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power and Quality of Life, but certain factors are more important. Citizenship ("cares about human rights, cares about the environment, gender equality, progressive, religious freedom, respects property rights, trustworthy, well-distributed political power") contributes to 16.95 per cent of the overall ranking, for example, while for Heritage ("culturally accessible, has a rich history, has great food, many cultural attractions") it's just 3.17 per cent.


A total of 80 countries were considered; the top 50 is as follows:

Switzerland
Canada
United Kingdom
Germany
Japan
Sweden
United States
Australia
France
Norway
Netherlands
Denmark
Finland
New Zealand
Singapore
Italy

Luxembourg

Austria

Spain
China
Ireland
United Arab Emirates
South Korea
Portugal
India
Thailand
Russia
Brazil
Greece
Israel
Poland
Saudi Arabia
Mexico
Qatar

Malaysia

Turkey
Czech Republic
South Africa
Indonesia
Vietnam
Panama
Argentina
Philippines
Peru
Egypt
Hungary
Costa Rica
Morocco
Croatia
Sri Lanka


The list is at odds with last year's Telegraph Travel Awards survey of more than 70,000 readers, who named New Zealand, for the fourth consecutive year, their favourite country. The Maldives came second, followed by South Africa, Japan and Burma.

Best countries
Our ranking, of course, was based on the experience for the traveller, rather than quality of life for citizens. Each year a handful of organisations - including PwC, Mercer and The Economist - also rate the world's cities, according to "liveability". They placed London, Melbourne and Vienna, respectively, at number one. Your favourite city? That would be Cape Town.

 

 

 

 

 

President Uhuru gets the fourth position on the exceptional list of African presidents


President Uhuru Kenyatta is the fourth President in Africa to get on the exceptional list. The special list contains a list of Africa Presidents Donald Trump has talked to in his time as President. This comes after the United States President Donald Trump hinted that he will call President Uhuru for an exclusive talk. Although what the two are going to talk about has not been revealed, it is a sign that Trump has Kenya and its leaders on his mind. But according to BBC, Trump and Uhuru will talk about the ongoing drought that was recently declared a national disaster, Somalia and regional security among other things. Many Kenyans have expressed fears that Kenya will be disadvantaged under Trump’s presidency. Some thought that there is a sour relationship between the United States of America after Trump assumed office. This presents a good opportunity for President Kenyatta to share his thoughts with Trump in a bid to ensure that Kenya’s relationship with the US is strengthened. It will also help us as a country to find a lasting solution to security threats by Al-Shabaab militia. According to many Kenyans, this talk will clear speculations that the Government of Kenya has fallen out with the US.  Meanwhile, Trump earlier on talked to the president of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, South African president Jacob Zuma and the president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari.

 

 

Police bust ring of hackers in multi-million shilling KRA, bank thefts


Some of the suspects arrested for transnational crimes including drug trafficking and cybercrime.

The court has allowed police to detain them for 20 days for further investigations.

 
Kenya Revenue Authority, several blue-chip banks, a parastatal and a supermarket chain are some of the institutions penetrated by an international cybercrime syndicate that took off with hundreds of millions of shillings – before they were all seized on Monday and Tuesday. Working with insiders and relatives of “prominent politicians”, the crooks had formed an international band that installed malware into the systems that allowed them to take control of the institutions’ computers and steal what police sources said would run into hundreds of millions. (A malware is a software that disables the systems to enable hacking and transfer of money without detection). On Monday night, police detectives from the Special Crime Prevention Unit, SCPU, and the Flying Squad smashed the syndicate and arrested a former police officer, a Kenya Revenue Authority employee and two American citizens who are now among 16 suspects in police custody for transnational crimes — that include cybercrime and drug trafficking. On Wednesday evening, KRA confirmed that its staff members had been part of the syndicate and were under arrest. Commissioner General John Njiraini said KRA “played a key role in unearthing the crime … whose outcome has been the arrest of several suspects among them KRA staff in the ICT department”.
 

One of the suspects arrested during the raid.


 

The cybercrime syndicate was operating in the Nairobi CBD, Muthaiga, Thika, and Roysambu, and had been robbing banks using Salami attacks and electronic transfers as well as trafficking drugs. They have also been colluding with motor vehicle importers to evade tax and were illegally registering them. During the crackdown, police recovered several vehicle number plates from one of the houses. (In a salami attack, a cyber crook steals small undetectable amounts and deposits in one account before launching a major attack.) Security reports, seen by Nation, also indicate that the group were “conspiring to manipulate the IEBC system during the elections” and had been working with relatives of senior politicians which gives the syndicate some political angle too. How much damage they have left in their wake is unknown, but police say the leader of the cyberheist gang is 35-year-old Calvin Otieno Ogalo, a former police officer and bank employee, who on Saturdays turns into a devout SDA patriot and choir member but worked as a bank hacker every other day between 3pm and midnight. The Cybercrime Investigation Unit estimates that Kenya lost more than Sh17 billion to hackers in 2016, with theft of credit or debit card data and financial scams, bank salami attacks and hacking of the mobile banking systems being the greatest targets. Also, the Global Threat Index last year placed Kenya at position 69 out of the 127 countries that are vulnerable to cybercrime. At the KRA offices in Nairobi, detectives discovered a laptop hidden within the network chambers “and connected through port 11” which allowed Mr Ogalo to have unfettered access to the system. In Ogalo’s house, police said they found an AK47 rifle, computers, mini servers, cables, hard disks and a narcotic substance whose samples were taken to the Government Chemist for verification and classification. Ogalo is also sought by the Banking Fraud Investigation Unit (BFID), and is suspected to have been involved in the theft of Sh50 million from the Kenya Police Sacco.

 

Surveillance photos of some of the suspects.


PENDING CASES
The ex-officer, who once worked for the Directorate of Criminal Investigations before he was dismissed in 2012, was described as an IT guru, and has several pending cases.
The arrest of the hackers comes at a time tightly-held cybercrime records indicate that Kenyan private and public sectors lost Sh10 billion in 2015 with the financial sector losing Sh4 billion of that amount. It was the entry of “a Russian” into the local syndicate that jolted police into action after they intercepted communication between the local and international criminals. But as it turned out, the man was 52-year-old American, Larry Peckham II — who usually communicated with the son of a prominent politician and daughter — and another 32-year-old woman, Denise Huitron. Both Americans were arrested at an apartment on Riverside Drive, Nairobi and are in police custody. Peckham also stayed at an unmarked house next to Madari Kindergarten, in the same neighbourhood. The Nation has established that these cyber criminals were working with foreigners based in Spain, France, Moldova, and Belgium to gain access to various systems — and by working with insiders who installed malware into the system. A police report says that “the criminals conspire with employees of the targeted institutions who conspire and provide them with access to the networks remotely using Remote Access Tools”, and last evening, they were looking for more suspects working in the banks.


BANKS ATTACKED
In December last year, four banks were attacked and they lost Sh130 million which was never recovered. The mastermind of all these was Mr Ogalo, a man who drives a navy blue Mercedes Benz and who leads a modest life. Before he was arrested, Mr Ogalo had an office at Brightwood Apartments, near Yaya Centre, Kilimani, where he worked alone into the night or in the company of friends before driving back to his house at the junction of Joseph Kangethe and Kabarnet Road where he stays with his wife. Police sources say that Mr Ogalo is thought to have previously hacked the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission system and KenCall servers during the last general election. “There are fears that Ogalo and his network might be targeting the IEBC in the coming August 2017 elections after a Russian male joined the network,” says the report. At the moment, Mr Ogalo has five pending criminal cases relating to banking fraud and forgery. Also arrested was a Kenya Revenue Authority employee Edward Kiprop Langat, the insider within KRA who worked as the contact person for Mr Ogalo. Police say that from his Times Tower office, Langat was able to provide credentials of users at National Transport and Safety authority and KRA which were used to register motor vehicles illegally and hence evade payment of tax.


He is also said to be the director of Blackyard Technologies Ltd which last year had registered a phony website “Safaricon”. His co-director, Omar Ibrahim, has also been arrested and police say he is a close ally of a senior opposition politician. Working with Langat is his friend Albert Komen, 35, who is also accused of hacking into the KRA system with the help of a former KRA officer, David Wambugu who is under suspension. Wambugu, 35, who graduated with BSc IT from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in 2006 has been using his past access at KRA to connect the hackers to the staff members. He operates three companies — Nairobi Shuttle Ltd, Henry Battery Clinic and Tokyo Motors. Also in the group is a programmer, James Mwaniki, 28, whose work is to approach Saccos to create financial software. He creates “a back door” that allows him to illegally access the accounts and siphon money from unsuspecting Saccos. Yesterday, some of these suspects were taken to court at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The police requested Resident Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe to allow them to detain them for 20 days to allow them conduct more investigations. The request was granted. Head of SCPU, Noah Katumo said the operation, which had brought together detectives from several police units, was still ongoing. - Daily Nation
 

 


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UK Budget 2017: The key points at a glance


Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons.


Here are the key announcements:


HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
* Extra grant funding of £2bn to social care in England over the next three years, with £1bn available in 2017/18. Green paper to discuss options for future funding.
* £100m immediately for on-site GP triage in NHS A&E departments to alleviate waiting times.
* The Government has had to set aside £1.2bn to cover the hit to the NHS from recently-announced changes which will hike its bill for personal injury compensation pay-outs.


EDUCATION
* Introduction of T-Levels for technical qualification in further education. £500m annual investment eventually to increase, by over 50%, the number of hours training for 16-19 year old technical students including a "high-quality" three-month work placement for every student.
* Funding for a further 110 new free schools, on top of the current commitment to 500, including new specialist maths schools. Extending free school transport to all kids on free school meals.


ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
* New minimum excise duty on cigarettes based on a pack price of £7.35. No changes to previously planned upratings of duties on alcohol and tobacco.


TAX
* The main rate of class 4 National Insurance contributions (higher-paid, self-employed) to increase by 1% to 10% in April 2018 and 11% in April 2019.
* Tax-free dividend allowance to be reduced from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018.
* Clampdown totalling £820m on tax avoidance to include action to stop businesses converting capital losses into trading losses, tackle abuse of foreign pensions schemes and introduce UK VAT on roaming telecoms services outside the EU - making it 20% more expensive to use a UK mobile outside the bloc.
* Government committed to increase thresholds for income tax to £12,500 for basic rate and £50,000 for the higher rate by the end of this Parliament.


BUSINESS RATES
* Recognises system must better reflect digital age. Three measures to help firms:
Any business coming out of Small Business Rate Relief will benefit from an additional cap.
A £1,000 discount on business rates bills in 2017 for all pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000.
Local authorities will get £300m fund to deliver discretionary relief to target individual hard cases.


INVESTMENT
* Allocating £300m to support the brightest and the best research talent.
There will be £270m "to keep the UK at the forefront of disruptive technologies like biotech, robotic systems and driverless vehicles."
New 5G mobile technology hub to get £16m. £200m for local projects to "leverage private sector investment in full-fibre broadband networks".


UK/REGIONS
* Extra £350m for the Scottish Government; £200m for the Welsh Government and almost £120m for an incoming Northern Ireland Executive …"demonstrating once again that we are stronger together… in this great, United Kingdom."
* North to get £90m for transport. £23m for Midlands.


FAMILIES
* Taking action to protect consumers from unexpected fees or unfair clauses, to simplify T&Cs, and to give consumer bodies greater enforcement powers.
* Commits £5m to promoting 'returnships' to the public and private sector, helping people back into employment after a career break.


ECONOMY
* OBR revises down public sector net borrowing for 2016/17 - will be £16.4bn lower than forecast in Autumn at £51.7bn. Then £58.3bn, £40.8bn, £21.4bn, £20.6bn and £16.8bn in 21/22.
Overall, borrowing is expected to be about £24bn lower than previously predicted over the forecast period.
The year-on-year rise in borrowing pencilled in by the OBR for 2017/18 would be the first since 2012/13.


* OBR forecasts growth in 2017 upgraded from 1.4% to 2%, slowing to 1.6% in next year and to 1.7% in following year.
Over the period to 2022, cumulative growth is expected to be slightly weaker than previously expected.

 

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Communication Authority launches centre to fight cybercrime

Communications Authority Board Chairman Ngene Gituku. The authority has established

a response centre where attacks on critical infrastructure can be reported


Kenya has established a Cyber Coordination Centre, where attacks on critical infrastructure can be reported. The centre, set up by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), will respond to actual online attacks or threats, which have led to an increase in online insecurity in the country. Speaking on Tuesday during the launch of the newly redesigned Kenyatta University website and mobile application, CA chairman Ngene Gituku said the centre comes as a response to rising online threats posed by cybercriminals through greater use of the Internet and information communication technologies (ICT) in the country. “Cybercrime is real and we must remain alive to the fact there are people whose preoccupation is to carry out malicious activity online. "It is therefore necessary for users both at institutional and individual levels to take necessary measures to safeguard themselves,” said Gituku. Mr Gituku said his agency has also set up an awareness campaign, called Child Online Protection, to provide tips on safe interaction online and ways to identify and (or) avoid predators with ill intentions. - Daily Nation.

 

 

UK Govt breaks manifesto pledge with tax hike

 

 

 

Senators abandon seats to go for MP, MCA and Governor


Senators, who hoped they were an exalted Upper House, are abandoning the Senate in droves and making a mad dash for more lucrative and powerful positions. Even MCAs. The Senate has been nicknamed Nyumba la Wazee, House of Retirees. Senators control no resources. They leave behind power struggles with the National Assembly that seeks to curtail the enfeebled Senate and sap its already limited powers. At times there's talk of scrapping the Senate altogether as a superfluous contributor to the ballooning wage bill. Of the 67 senators, both elected and nominated, 34 have announced they are running for other positions or retiring from active politics. Two are running for President, Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula and Nyamira Kennedy Mongare who was elected on a Ford-Kenya ticket. Most Senators are aiming for governor and MPs because of the resources they control. Others are even running for woman representative and two for MCA. Janet Ongera wants to be Kisii woman representative. - The Star

 

 

Striking KNH doctors respond to distress calls, treat critically ill patients


Doctors at Kenya's biggest referral hospital have been treating patients in critical condition since their strike began on December 5 last year. A nurse told the Star on Wednesday that Kenyatta National Hospital medics have also been responding to distress calls. "The management has, on several occasions, called doctors to attend to severe cases. They have been responding positively," she said. "We normally inform the management when we judge that a patient needs the attention of a doctor." The worker, who did not want to be named, added that several surgeries have also been performed. - The Star

 

A San Francisco startup is 3D-printing entire houses in just one day


See How This House Was 3D Printed in Just 24 Hours

 

3D printing is being used to produce more and more novel items: tools, art, even rudimentary human organs. What all those items have in common, though, is that they’re small. The next phase of 3D printing is to move on to things that are big. Really big. Like, as big as a house. In a small town in western Russia called Stupino, a 3D printed house just went up in the middle of winter and in a day’s time. Pieces of houses and bridges have been 3D printed in warehouses or labs then transported to their permanent locations to be assembled, but the Stupino house was printed entirely on-site by a company called Apis Cor. They used a crane-sized, mobile 3D printer and a specially-developed mortar mix and covered the whole operation with a heated tent. The 38-square-meter (409-square-foot) house is circular, with three right-angled protrusions allowing for additional space and division of the area inside. Counter-intuitively, the house’s roof is completely flat. Russia’s not known for mild, snow-free winters. Made of welded polymer membranes and insulated with solid plates, the roof was designed to withstand heavy snow loads. Apis Cor teamed up with partners for the house’s finishing details, like insulation, windows, and paint. Samsung even provided high-tech appliances and a TV with a concave-curved screen to match the curve of the interior wall. According to the company, the house’s total building cost came to $10,134, or approximately $275 per square meter, which equates to about $25 per square foot. A recent estimate put the average cost of building a 2,000 square foot home in the US at about $150 per square foot.


The homes of the future?
Since these houses are affordable and fast to build, is it only a matter of time before we’re all living in 3D printed concrete circles? Probably not—or, at least, not until whole apartment buildings can be 3D printed. The Stupino house would be harder (though not impossible) to plop down in the middle of a city than in the Russian countryside. While cities like Dubai are aiming to build more 3D printed houses, what many have envisioned for the homes of the future are environmentally-friendly, data-integrated ‘smart buildings,’ often clad with solar panels and including floors designated for growing food. Large-scale 3D printing does have some very practical applications, though. Take disaster relief: when a hurricane or earthquake destroys infrastructure and leaves thousands of people without shelter, 3D printers like Apis Cor’s could be used to quickly rebuild bridges, roads, and homes. Also, given their low cost and high speed, 3D printed houses could become a practical option for subsidized housing projects. In the US, tiny houses have been all the rage among millennials lately—what if that tiny house could be custom-printed to your specifications in less than a week, and it cost even less than you’d budgeted? Since software and machines are doing most of the work, there’s less margin for human error—gone are the days of “the subcontractor misread the blueprint, and now we have three closets and no bathrooms!” While houses made by robots are good news for people looking to buy a basic, low-cost house, they could be bad news for people employed in the construction industry. Machines have been pouring concrete for decades, but technologies like Apis Cor’s giant printer will take a few more human workers out of the equation. Nonetheless, the company states that part of their mission is “to change the construction industry so that millions of people will have an opportunity to improve their living conditions.”

 

 

The Sun says MI5 has targeted Samsung products to spy on people

 

Brazil has been in recession for two years, the latest figures show, marking the deepest economic decline since records began

 

 

 

 

Sources says that the NASA team of 4, Raila, Kalonzo, Mudavadi and Watangula met to vote for the NASA

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DP Ruto gives up chopper to airlift shot family from Laikipia


Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday surrendered his helicopter to airlift a mother and her two children from Nanyuki hospital to Nairobi for specialised treatment after bandits shot them in Laikipia North Constituency. Nandunya Karura, 27, her sons Londunya Karura, 8 and Salin Karura, 4, were attacked at their house at around 8pm by four bandits who shot them in the left leg, right leg and back respectively. Bandits have run amok in the area recently killing a rancher and torching and destroying property as they searched for pasture. Police said the motive of the shooting remained unknown as the attackers fled after the shooting. Ruto was on a tour of the area to assess the security situation and introduce police reservists. Condemning the attack, the Deputy President said sanctity of life must be protected. In addition, he said individuals who had invaded ranches, shot owners dead, stole animals and torched property will face the law. “It is sad that innocent people are being killed,” said Ruto. He at the same time unveiled 200 newly recruited police reservists to help other security personnel in containing insecurity occasioned by invasion of ranches by armed herders and cattle rustling incidents.

 

He said police reservists are doing a great job in protecting the lives of the people along the Kerio valley because they well understand the terrain compared to security agencies who do not hail from such areas. Ruto said the government targets to recruit 1,300 police reservists along the Kerio Valley to help security officers in the fight against banditry and cattle rustling activities. “We are not going to allow some few individuals to terrorise wananchi along the Kerio Valley in the name of cattle rustling. We must bring this to an end,” said Ruto. Addressing the newly recruited security officers at the Rumuruti Club in Laikipia County, the Deputy President said cases of insecurity in the region were negatively impacting the country’s image internationally. The Deputy President also visited Arabal and Yatia, Baringo County and Tot in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Residents who had been chased from their homes by rustlers have returned. The government has helped them cultivate their land and issued them with fertilizer and seeds ready for the planting season. “These cases of insecurity are tarnishing the image of this country and scaring away investors. We must bring this to an end,” said Ruto. - CapitalFM

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The UK government has suffered a second Brexit defeat in the House of Lords as peers backed, by

366 votes to 268, calls for a "meaningful" parliamentary vote on the final terms of withdrawal

 


Second batch of 150 SGR flat wagons received in Mombasa


Another batch of 150 wagons for the Standard Gauge Railway were received by the KRC at the Port of Mombasa on Sunday. The NX70 flat wagons will be used for freight transportation after the launch scheduled for June 1. The Kenya Railways Corporation has received 210 wagons so far out of a total of 1,620 that were ordered. Kenya ordered three types of wagons – open-top, covered and flat. The 25-tonne axle flat wagons are suited for operations on the 1435mm SGR line, can carry a payload of 70 tonnes and are designed to run at 120 km/h, according to KRC. Managing director Atanas Maina said they are used for general transportation purposes and will be used to move all types of containers. The wagons will also be used to transport large size cargo such as steel, automobiles, tractors and box-cargo, Maina in a statement to media houses on Tuesday. - The Star

 

The market, however, fell in post-settlement trade after data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute

showed U.S. crude stocks last week rose 11.6 million barrels, or more than five times analysts' forecast.

 

 

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Apis Cor company has successfully finished the residential house printing project, which was announced in December 2016.The developer of the unique equipment, Apis Cor company approached the issue of building this house from all sides and invited five world renowned companies, which are known for their innovative approach, as partners: PIK Companies Group, Samsung Electronics, TechnoNICOL corporation, Bitex Reibeputz company and «Fabrika Okon» company.

 

 

 

The boss of PSA Group, which is buying Vauxhall and Opel, says that a so-called hard Brexit could present "an opportunity" for the UK car industry

 

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State withdraws Sh14.5b offer for striking doctors, to hire workers afresh


President Uhuru Kenyatta with Meru Governor Peter Munya and other officials

during the devolution conference in Naivasha, March 7, 2017. /PSCU


The government has cancelled a Sh14.5 billion offer it earlier made doctors to end their strike that has lasted more than three months. It had proposed the "good gesture" of backdating their risk allowances to July 2016, a package that would cost a total of Sh600 million. The alternative was backdating the emergency allowance to October 2016, an expense that would have added up to Sh570 million. Council of Governors chairman Peter Munya, who announced the cancellation, said the offer also included a 50 per cent increase in salaries. Munya said KMPDU's hard stance on the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed in 2013 provoked the government to withdraw the offer. The CoG boss noted that the prolonged health workers' strike was illegal as determined by the Labour Relations court. He also noted that it had caused real harm and that taxpaying Kenyans had been betrayed. Seven KMPDU officials had been sentenced to a month in jail for contempt of court after refusing to end the strike. But the officials, led by secretary general Ouma Oluga, have insisted that they will only end the stalemate if their demands are met. Among the doctors' union's demands are a 300 per cent increase in their salaries and better working conditions at Kenya's public hospitals. - The Star

 

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Anthony Njuguna Kinuthia (Rama of Swindon, UK) has lost his mother back in Kenya


It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved mother Virginia Muthoni Kinuthia of Kangemi, Nairobi, Kenya. Wife to the late John Kinuthia Chuna, mother to Jacob Chuna Kinuthia (Zun), David Mbugua Kinuthia, James Njoroge Kinuthia (bobo), David Mwaura Kinuthia (mwau), Jack Gitu Kinuthia (biru), Marion Njuhi Kiarie of USA and Anthony Njuguna Kinuthia (Rama of Swindon UK). The funeral service will take place on Friday the 10/03/2017 at their farm In Kamuru. Friends and family are meeting daily for Prayer meetings which are being held daily at number 18 Everclose, Swindon, SN3 4GF. For any support or further information please contact Nancy Wanjiru of Peterborough UK on 07958610721, Clement Njenga of Bedford UK on 07723473432 or Mama Aaliyah of Cardiff UK on 07534259578.

 

 

Britain Could Leave EU 'Free Of Charge' If No Exit Deal Agreed, Say Peers



Britain can legally walk away from the European Union without paying a penny if there is no post-Brexit agreement, a House of Lords inquiry has concluded. The Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub Committee said the UK would be in a “strong” legal position if the two-year Article 50 withdrawal negotiations ended without a deal. It warned, however, that failure to reach an agreement Bon financial terms would undermine the Government’s aim of securing continued favourable access to EU markets. “Although there are competing interpretations, we conclude that if agreement is not reached, all EU law - including provisions concerning ongoing financial contributions and machinery for adjudication - will cease to apply, and the UK would be subject to no enforceable obligation to make any financial contribution at all,” it said. “This would be undesirable for the remaining member states, who would have to decide how to plug the hole in the budget created by the UK’s exit without any kind of transition. It would also damage the prospects of reaching friendly agreement on other issues. “Nonetheless, the ultimate possibility of the UK walking away from negotiations without incurring financial commitments provides an important context.”

 

Trump signs revised temporary travel ban

Donald Trump signs a new executive order invoking a travel ban The Trump administration has rolled out a revised edition of a controversial immigration executive order. The new order which goes into effect on 16 March, temporarily suspends immigration into the United States from now only six predominantly-Muslim countries. Citizens from Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Somalia and Sudan will be subjected to a 90-day ban on travel to the United States. Iraq was previously listed among those nations, but a senior Department of Homeland Security official said the country was removed after the Iraqi government assured the Trump administration that they would share more information with the United States. It comes as Nigeria has warned its citizens not to travel to the US and says Nigerians with valid visas have been put on the next plane home. Nigeria is not one of the six and it is not clear at this stage whether the Nigerian action is linked to the new travel ban. The new order does not affect existing visas approved before 16 March and does not apply to current lawful permanent residents and green card holders. The State Department says that those visas revoked because of the original travel ban have been fully restored. The new order attempts to reduce the number of refugees allowed in the United States. Under the plans, no more than 50,000 will be allowed to enter in 2017. Syrian refugees will not however be subject to a blanket ban. All refugees though will be subjected to a 120-day suspension.


The new travel order also omits a controversial provision from the original that would have prioritised religious minorities in admission decisions. The language of the order has been shaped to ensure it passes the legal test and won't be blocked in the courts. In an unusual step, it was not signed in front of the press. After the signing of the executive order, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: "To our allies and partners around the word, please understand this order is part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate vulnerabilities that radical Islamic terrorists can and will exploit for destructive ends." The controversial original policy was put on hold. A three-judge panel from the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to uphold a federal judge's restraining order on the travel ban in early February which delayed the executive order's implementation. The attorney general in Washington state, who issued a legal challenge to the original travel ban, and Virginia's top lawyer said they were reviewing the new order to decide what, if any, action to take. The order received the backing of a senator who frequently criticises Mr Trump, Sen Lindsay Graham. Massachusetts' attorney general, meanwhile, said he "remains opposed" to the travel ban and is considering "all legal options" with a view to tackling it. The White House originally called for urgent and swift implementation of the ban, but there have been repeated delays since. The executive order's basic principle and goals remain the same, but the Trump administration's approach to it was markedly different. Donald Trump did not appear in front of the cameras. Instead, Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions and John Kelly did. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said 300 refugees are under investigation for terror in the US, but didn't say where they were from or if actual wrongdoing had been found. In the UK, the Labour Party reacted to the ban with shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry saying the order sent "a terrible message to the rest of the world on the refugee crisis" and the measures remained "unnecessary, divisive and wrong".
 

 

 

Nigeria tells its citizens to avoid travelling to the US as it says some Nigerians with valid visas are put on plane home.

 

PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA ATTENDED GOVERNOR GACHAGUA'S BURIAL

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WORD OF TODAY

Proverbs 11:3

 

Integrity

We read in Proverbs 11:3: "The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity." The word integrity derives from the word integer, a mathematical term for a whole number as opposed to a fraction. So when you walk in integrity, that means you tell the whole truth and not just a fraction of it. That’s why we take an oath in court to tell ‘the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’. Why do we slant the truth, embellish it, and tell half-truths? Sometimes it’s for financial gain, other times it’s for social advantage. Sometimes it’s to hide our actions, other times it’s to avail ourselves of certain benefits. Jacob, whose name meant ‘trickster’, conspired with his mother and deceived his father into giving him the birthright of the firstborn - twice as much of their father’s inheritance which rightfully belonged to his older brother Esau. And Jacob paid dearly for it. He spent the next fourteen years as a fugitive working for his father-in-law, who was an even bigger and better cheat than Jacob. Finally, in despair, Jacob had an encounter with God and heard these words: ‘I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go…I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you’ (Genesis 28:15 NIV 2011 Edition). That day Jacob’s value system changed, and the taker became a giver. He told God, ‘Of all that you give me I will give you a tenth’ (v. 22 NIV 2011 Edition). And after that God blessed him beyond his wildest dreams. He returned home after many years with a beautiful family, great riches, and a new name: Israel. The truth is, integrity pays dividends every time. Why? Because God guarantees it.

 

Our guest singer today is Natuch Christine from Pokomo tribe in Kenya - CLICK HERE

 

 

 

HELICOPTER'S PARKING AT GOVERNOR GACHAGUA'S BURIAL

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World's fastest underground hover train travel at 350mph
 


 Plans for a new underground 'hover train' that can reach speeds of 350 miles per hour (50kmph) and travel the 31 miles (50km) between Liverpool and Manchester in just seven minutes are being considered. The line, which would be 'the world's fastest underground train system' according to the plans, will use magnets to levitate above the tracks, reducing friction. The new trains have been proposed by transport company Direct City Networks (DCN) and could eventually run from Liverpool to Hull in under half an hour. DCN300+ would be a magnetic levitation (Maglev) system run through powerful electromagnets that levitate the train above the track and propel it forward.  If the DCN plans go through, a large Maglev tunnel would stretch across the north of England. Rather than long trains, these tunnels would carry passengers in small pods.  The full journey between Liverpool and Hull, which would cover 111 miles (178km) and stop at both Manchester and Leeds, would take just 29 minutes, the Liverpool Echo reports. A proposal has been submitted to the government body Transport for North, the Echo reports, and are set to be launched publicly in the near future. The company will soon reveal its proposals and then begin feasibility studies as it attempts to attract investors. The cost of the initial proposed line, from Manchester to Leeds, could be between £2.2billion ($2.7billion) and £3.7billion ($4.5billion).
 

 

 

Analysis - Anthony Zurcher, BBC News, Washington


Donald Trump has, at last, unveiled his new immigration order, and it looks like government lawyers - and not just White House political operatives like Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller - have had their input.


Gone are the most controversial measures of the old order, such as preference for Christian refugees and the suspension of existing visas and green cards.


The details of the action's implementation are outlined with greater clarity this time, with more than a week before the new rules kick in.
It's still an open question as to what, if anything, this order will do to prevent violent attacks on US soil, given that past high-profile incidents have not involved individuals from any of the six named countries.


Mr Trump had promised bold action on border security, however - the kind of move that would unnerve traditional politicians and anger civil liberties advocates.


Given the early reaction from groups like the ACLU and Democratic leaders, the story is unfolding as expected.


Although Mr Trump's campaign-rally talk of sweeping Muslim bans are a thing of the past, his supporters will likely revel in the uproar and consider this latest move a campaign promise kept.

 

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SOME PEOPLE ARE LEAVES, OTHERS ARE BRANCHES WHILE OTHERS ARE ROOTS

Some people are like leaves on a tree. When the wind blows, they’re over there… wind blow that way they over here… they’re unstable. When the seasons change they wither and die, they’re gone. That’s alright. Most people are like that, they’re not there to do anything but take from the tree and give shade every now and then. That’s all they can do.

 

People who are like branches are the ones who tell you, “You can depend on me, I’ll always be there for you,” are the same ones when conflict arises or there is an issue, they will find any reason to back off or leave. Friendships that are like branches are easily broken because the person leaving decides the friendship isn’t worth any more effort.


But if you find 2 or 3 people in your life that’s like the roots at the bottom of that tree you are blessed. Those are the kind of people that aren’t going nowhere. They aren’t worried about being seen, nobody has to know that they know you, they don’t have to know what they’re doing for you but if those roots weren’t there, that tree couldn’t live.

 

 

Kenya government opposed to Jakoyo Midiwo's move to break up Safaricom

 

Governor Nderitu Gachagua's burial ceremony

The burial ceremony of the late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua is currently underway in his Hiriga home, Nyeri County. The late Governor is being laid to rest at his home next to his father as he had expressed in his wish before he passed on. He died aged 64 in a London Hospital.  Thousands of mourners have gathered in Nyeri to show their last respect to the late governor.  A section of grievers earlier blocked the convoy at Karatina they wanted to be allowed to view the body of Nderitu Gachagua. Margaret Karungaru ,Wife of the late former Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua Majority of the leaders have flocked in and the President Uhuru is also expected to attend the burial ceremony. - The Standard

 

Veteran politician Jackson Kibor in gun drama - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

Six foreigners arrested in Lamu for illegal stay



Six foreigners were arrested in Lamu county on Monday for being in the country illegally. County commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said on Monday that most of them were from Tanga, Tanzania and Pemba, Mozambique. Kanyiri warned residents against harbouring foreigners who are in Kenya illegally, saying many such cases had been reported in Lamu and Ndau island. "We have established that some residents are living with foreigners who do not have proper documentation. Some have assisted them to get jobs here. We will arrest them," he said at his office in the county. Noting that illegal entries to Kenya were detrimental to security, Kanyiri said police were asked to conduct searches in homes and business premises. - The Star
 

 

 

 

Anne Njeri Milhouse of London has lost her father in Kenya

One of our friends, Anne Milhouse has lost her dad James Samuel Njoroge. Family and friends are meeting *today only* at 37 Christchurch Ave, Rainham RM13 8JA from 6pm.

_She will be travelling hence only meeting today.

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Ex-British army officer Tristan Voorspuy shot dead in Kenya

Ex-British army officer Tristan Voorspuy has been shot dead in Kenya


Family friends have confirmed that Tristan Voorspuy, a former British army officer, has been found shot dead on a ranch in northern Kenya.
Once a tourist paradise and one of the two most important conservation areas in Kenya, the northern region of Laikipia has been a tribal battleground for months. Several Kenyans have been killed and driven off the land by invaders from the Samburu, Pokot and Masai tribes who are heavily armed and use ammunition made in government factories.


Mr Voorspuy, a co-owner of the Sosian Ranch, ran horseback safaris for decades with his wife Cindy. He rode out to inspect one of three homes torched by invaders on Sunday morning amid reports that hardcore Samburu militia were still on the rampage. His horse was found shot dead at noon and his body found a few hours later. Mr Voorspuy, a former officer in the Life Guards, had worked hard with other locals to protect African farms against the marauding gangs. But on Sunday night efforts to retrieve his body by his family in a pickup were met with a hail of bullets. Three miles away, family friends said, Kenyan police numbering up to 250 with two armoured vehicles refused to intervene. "His body has been seen by our scouts and is being held by the militia in the burned out remains of one of the three houses destroyed at the weekend," a family friend said. The Laikipia region is a favourite safari destination with Britain's Royal Family.


It is also the most important British army overseas training area where troops prepared for combat operations across the region in facilities that cost £100m. Tens of thousands of cattle have been driven onto Kenyan and foreign-owned ranches, alongside armed militia. The militia is suspected of close contacts with members of parliament and government figures and there is real concern that northern Kenya is part of a failing state. President Uhuru Kenyatta has been bitterly criticised for failing to stop the land invasions in which several Kenyans have been killed. Elephant, lion, buffalo and all manner of other wildlife have been cut down with machine guns by the militia. Kenya has general elections in August when tribal violence is certain to escalate given the vast number of weapons now in circulation. On Friday, Cindy Voorspuy said in a message to Sky News: "Archie, my son, is still in the thick of it trying to keep the peace and protecting his herders' cattle, game and staff...there will be more troubles to come...Just worry for Kenya." Mr Kenyatta is understood to be reluctant to intervene ahead of the elections. He was indicted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague and accused of crimes against humanity over atrocities in the 2007 elections. The case was dropped in 2014 after the prosecution failed to produce enough evidence but they blamed witness intimidation and lack of cooperation from Kenyan authorities.

 

Giraffe Holiday homes in Mweiga Kenya

 

 

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has declared Coast an ODM zone and announced

the start of a vigorous campaign for party leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.

 

 

 

 

Three Wiper MPs have said they will ensure Kalonzo Musyoka battles it out with President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August 8 polls

 


More than 300 Swahili elders have endorsed Musalia Mudvadi as the "best option" for the presidency in the August 8 polls.

The ANC leader was also named 'Musa' in a ceremony held at the Swahili Cultural Centre near Fort Jesus on Sunday.

 

Kenyans dressed in Scottish Dress

The young boy is Enock Kirop (left) from Iten, who is one of the opharns who have benefited from Gathimba Edwards Foundation. On right is Peter Githinji a volunteer of the foundation in Kenya, he is also the founder of Chaka Youth a Football Project in Nyeri. The photos were taken on last month in Aberdeen during a charity dinner.

 

Zambian locals ran away in terror

Zambian locals ran away in terror when they saw a strange human-like figure appear in the clouds above Mukuba Mall shopping centre in Kitwe. Some people ran away in fear as they thought it was a manifestation of God. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

Ngong Road to get new design, one bridge, three footbridges

The government has cancelled a notice to tender expansion of the third phase of Ngong Road and called for redesign. Kenya Urban Roads Authority director general Silas Kinoti yesterday said the new plan will incorporate an additional bridge at the Karen-Jamhuri crossing. There will be at least three more footbridges, he said. Phase one and two began in August last year with expansion of the narrow six-kilometre stretch between the Kenya National Library Service offices and the Junction Mall. In January, it was reported the government would facilitate expansion of the third phase of the Ngong Road project. Kinoti said this will cost an extra Sh400 million, bringing the total cost to Sh1.5 billion. The resigned project is expected to be commissioned in July and will take two years to complete. The project’s first phase is being built by Japanese firm World Kaihatsu Kogyo Ltd for Sh1.4 billion. It is 22 per cent complete. It was funded through a grant from the Japanese government. Expansion includes building a four-vehicle lane and service roads, as well as pedestrian and bicycle lanes. A special lane will be built for public service buses. Automated traffic lights will be installed at major intersections. “We need to bring to an end the suffering of many Kenyans who … [get stuck] in traffic jams [for long hours],” Kinoti said. According to statistics from the World Bank in 2016, an average of Sh12 billion is lost every month in Nairobi as a result of traffic gridlock. “The new design will reduce conflict on our roads. Both vehicles and pedestrians will be considered and even the PSVs will have their own lane to reduce havoc,” Kinoti said. - Source link-the-star.co.ke



Bitcoin value tops gold for first time

 

A unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold for the first time. It closed at $1,268 on Thursday while a troy ounce of gold stood at $1,233. The current high is being attributed to surging demand in China, where authorities warn it is used to channel money out of the country. The past months' surge is a major reversal for Bitcoin, which plummeted in value in 2014 after the largest exchange collapsed. The value of Bitcoin has been volatile since it was first launched in 2009, and many experts have questioned whether the crypto-currency will last. Earlier this year, Chinese authorities cracked down on Bitcoin trading in an attempt to stop money flowing out of the country illegally. But the closer scrutiny from Beijing only briefly sent the currency lower. After it had soared to record highs in January, it has since picked its steady rise in value. Bitcoin is attractive to some users because of its anonymity, as well as its lack of government control. The website Silk Road was closed in 2013 following raids by the FBI and other agencies amid allegations of drug dealing. Authorities seized millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin during the raids.

 

How Bitcoin works

Verifying bitcoin transactions takes a lot of computer power


Bitcoin is often referred to as a new kind of currency. Yet like all currencies its value is determined by how much people are willing to exchange it for. To process Bitcoin transactions, a procedure called "mining" must take place, which involves a computer solving a difficult mathematical problem with a 64-digit solution. For each problem solved, one block of Bitcoins is processed. In addition the miner is rewarded with new Bitcoins. To compensate for the growing power of computer chips, the difficulty of the puzzles is adjusted to ensure a steady stream of new Bitcoins are produced each day. There are currently about 15 million Bitcoins in existence. To receive a Bitcoin, a user must have a Bitcoin address - a string of 27-34 letters and numbers - which acts as a kind of virtual post-box to and from which the Bitcoins are sent. Since there is no register of these addresses, people can use them to protect their anonymity when making a transaction. These addresses are in turn stored in Bitcoin wallets, which are used to manage savings.

1 Bitcoin equals = 1036.02 British Pound (KShs. 131,600)

1 Bitcoin equals = 1272.20 US Dollar (KShs. 131,000)

 

FACTS ABOUT BITCOIN


1) You cannot finish one Bitcoin with your food in a month
2) You can pay your house rent with one or two bitcoin
3) No taxation on Bitcoin because no one can access your wallet except YOURSELF
4) You can get a Credit Card of Bitcoin - just like any other card with a PIN
5) Bitcoin is one of the top Investment venues in the world today
6) Bitcoin was less than £200 in 2014 and now it is over £1000.
7. No one single entity controls this currency.
8) My boss Atif bought over 20 BITCOIN 6 months ago when the price was £400 and now the price is going for over £1000.

9) No money laundering because you can trace the origin of the Bitcoin


 

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What Is Bitcoin? 10 Facts You Should Know

The financial world can be a confusing place full of strange terms, unusual forms of currency, and endless trading options. Unfortunately for those who are not so tech savvy, the integration of the internet into our daily lives has allowed the financial world to evolve. In addition to extensive banking, payment, and stock options that have become the norm online, there are also new currencies that have been created.

These cryptocurrencies, digital currencies with encryptions to maintain security and validity, feature a real value and can be exchanged for USD, GBP, or any other type of physical currency through online options.

The most popular type of virtual currency is known as Bitcoin and has steadily begun to rise in popularity and strength over the years. At first glance, Bitcoin may sound confusing, however below are ten facts that will truly explain in layman’s terms what exactly bitcoin is and how it came to be.

No one single entity controls this currency.
Confusing? Yeah most people think too so at first. The general concept of currency and money is that a bank controls it, that there are rises and falls in its value based on the global market, and that you can physically hold it. Bitcoin defies all of these. It is, in fact, controlled by everyone who uses bitcoin as the software used for this currency logs and validates who log and validates activities of the bitcoins across the globe.

There’s a finite number of bitcoins.
You would think that because there’s no need to physically print the bills or mint the coins that there could be an infinite number of bitcoins in existence; however that would devalue the currency and render it worthless. Instead, there are exactly 21,000,000 coins.

Bitcoins have no inherent or set value.
If you look at a dollar bill, you know that it is simply a piece of paper with a number on it and some fancy pictures saying that it is “worth” $1. It, in fact, only has value because we say it does. Bitcoins are the same way. Those little digital pieces of code are only worth money because people say they are and want to trade real goods/services for them. The more popular bitcoin gets, the more value is going to be placed on each individual bitcoin.

You can see all transactions.
The unique thing about Bitcoin is that it is completely transparent. Not with personal data, no, but instead with transactions and amounts. Everything is able to be seen on the block chain and it’s this complete openness that instills a lot of trust and security amongst the Bitcoin community.

You can mine bitcoins.
Mining bitcoins is a term that actually means you’re using a computer program to solve mathematical problems to verify various transactions around the world. Bitcoin miners then get paid a certain number of bitcoins for solving those problems.

You cannot reverse a transaction or be forced to pay.
One of the most integral features about bitcoins is that you can never be forced to pay, nor can you take back a transaction. If you send a company some bitcoins for a product, you cannot revoke that transaction nor can they repeat bill you and force money to be taken out.

You can send money with little to no fees.
If you want to send money to a friend in Thailand and you were in the United Kingdom, you’d likely have to pay bank transfer fees, currency conversion fees, and more. Additionally, your friend may have to wait a few days before the money is available. With bitcoins, there are little to no transaction fees and the money is available almost instantly!

Bitcoins are held in digital wallets.
Much like when you log into your online bank account and see your balance, you also have a bitcoin wallet that is established when you sign up. This wallet is like a physical wallet, but much more secure. If you lose it, it’s lost forever; however it’s impossible for people to take money from your wallet without you giving it to them. Additionally, if you know a bitcoin address you can see how many bitcoins they have.

Losing a wallet means those bitcoins are lost forever.
While the bitcoins in the wallet may still be in existence because they were recorded on the block chain, they are no longer able to be spent because the wallet is lost. These bitcoins have unique keys to them and so if they’re lost with a wallet, then they are essentially removed from circulation forever.

You can really buy things with bitcoins.

Bitcoins may sound a bit farcical at first, but it’s actually a real currency used to buy real things. There is a variety of merchants who accept bitcoins as payment for items, both online stores and physical stores. Popular online stores who accept bitcoins include Newegg, Overstock, Microsoft, Dell, and more. In person stores include Reeds Jewelers, One Shot Hotels, Holiday Inn (located in New York), and even local pizza places, restaurants, and more. You can even use bitcoin to fund a gambling addiction, buy gold bullion, or even to donate to a charity!

 


The European Parliament has voted to end

visa-free travel for Americans within the EU


The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU. It comes after the US failed to agree visa-free travel for citizens of five EU countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania – as part of a reciprocity agreement. US citizens can normally travel to all countries in the bloc without a visa. The vote urges the revocation of the scheme within two months, meaning Americans will have to apply for extra documents for 12 months after the European Commission implements a “delegated act” to bring the change into effect. The Commission discovered three years ago that the US was not meeting its obligations under the reciprocity agreement but has not yet taken any legal action. The latest vote, prepared by the civil liberties committee and approved by a plenary session of parliament, gives the Commission two months to act before MEPs can consider action in the European Court of Justice. Australia, Brunei, Japan and Canada were also failing in their obligations, but all four have lifted, or are soon to lift, any visa restrictions on travel for EU citizens.


The Commission is legally obliged to act to suspend the visa waiver for Americans, but the European Parliament or the Council of the European Union have the chance to object to the “delegated act” it uses to do so. In December, MEPs pressed for the move in order to “encourage” Washington to play its part, according to a statement by the parliament. But Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos warned of “consequences”, including potential “retaliation” and a drop in visitor numbers precipitating substantial losses for the continent’s tourism industry. Just days ago the Council said it would liberalise the visa regime for citizens of Georgia travelling into the EU. Georgians can now, subject to final approval of the regulation, stay in any EU country for 90 days in any period of 180 days without needing a visa. Carmelo Abela, Malta’s minister for national security, said: “This agreement will bring the people of Georgia and the EU closer together and will strengthen tourism and business ties. It follows the completion of the necessary reforms by Georgia, addressing document security, border management, migration and asylum.”


Last month it was reported that the EU was considering the adoption of a US-style electronic travel permit scheme – a move that could create a new administrative hurdle for British tourists after Brexit. Immigration minister Robert Goodwill told Parliament the EU was discussing the possibility of introducing a version of America’s Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). Currently foreign travellers must pay a fee of $14 (£11) when they complete ESTA, an automated online system that determines their eligibility to travel to the US. “British people are now used to the US ESTA scheme and, therefore, we view with interest how the European scheme might develop and what similarities, and differences, there may be to the US scheme,” Mr Goodwill said. “This type of scheme is generally there to help enhance security. To get to know as much as possible about the people who are intending to travel. “It isn’t just flights, it could be people using ferries, or other border crossings into the European Union.” Alan Brown, an SNP member of the European Scrutiny Committee, pointed out that Leave advocates in the referendum campaign had said there would be no need for visa-like travel schemes after Brexit. - The Independent.

 

A row between Ankara and Berlin over a series of cancelled Turkish political rallies in Germany is continuing to escalate. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Berlin of "aiding and harbouring" terror. He said a German-Turkish journalist detained by Turkey was a "German agent" and a member of the outlawed Kurdish militant group, the PKK.

 

Passengers swim in sewage after car overturns on Mombasa road


The accident victims covered in sewage after their vehicle overturned on Mombasa road, March 4, 2017.  Three accident victims were on Saturday forced to swim in sewer water after their vehicle overturned along Mombasa road. Residents said the accident occurred at Total Choma zone when the vehicle rolled into a ditch. The three, two women and a man, were covered in sewage and mud as their pungent smell filled the air. Officers cleared the scene and the vehicle was towed to the nearby police station. - The Star

 

Uber has lost its attempt to prevent its drivers being forced to take English language tests

 

Kenyan lovebirds arrested in US for abandoning child as they gambled

Amstrong Otieno and Maureen Chero were arrested in the US after neglecting their child to go gambling


A Kenyan couple has been charged with child desertion after they left their son in the car as they went gambling in Leesville, US on February 24. Maureen Cheto and Amstrong Otieno were arrested after their son, two-year old was found alone in their car in the parking lot of Lake Charles casino. Police went to the casino at about 11.20pm after reports that the boy was unattended to. The officers unlocked the car,checked on the boy and CCTV footage indicated that Cheto 23 and Otieno 30 were at the casino. When the officers spoke to the couple they admitted leaving their son sleeping in the car while they gambled. According to the release papers seen by Jambo Jet news, the couples were booked at the Calcasieu Correctional Center and given a bond of $7,000 (Sh718,200) each. The papers also indicate that the boy was released to the custody of another family member.

 

 

UN chief to visit Kenya as famine threatens region

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Kenya on Sunday for talks with leaders on regional issues, his spokesman said Friday, as South Sudan and Somalia face famine. Somalia is facing the threat of a famine while parts of northern South Sudan are already suffering from starvation. Kenya is a key player in peace efforts in Somalia and has agreed to contribute troops to a new UN regional force for South Sudan. Guterres, who took the UN helm in January, is pushing for a new strategy to end South Sudan's three-year war. - Daily Nation.

 

Despite rancourous rivalry with William Ruto, Kanu chairman Gideon Moi has said he is ready to support the Deputy President's bid for State House in 2022

 

Men Have a Harder Time With Aging Than We Thought. Here’s How to Deal With It

 

Frail, powerless, alone. Mention any of these words to an average guy — particularly a man in a certain age range — and you might see him shudder. It’s fair to assume that few people — male or female — look forward to getting older, but men in particular are finding it difficult to deal with. In fact, it’s the very ideals of masculinity that make agingdifficult for many men.


According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, these masculine ideals are creating distinct challenges for men as life expectancy increases and gender roles continue to evolve in society. Trying to hold on too dearly to “manly” stereotypes can lead to painful, lonely, and difficult years for men as they age. In response, many in the research, medical, and psychology fields are seeking new ways to help men grow old healthfully and change their ideas of what it means to be a man in their twilight years.


Research on men and aging looks at the concept of “masculine norms,” of which there are 11 typically cited. As the WSJ article highlights, these are some of the key aspects of masculinity that men tend to want to hold on to as they age — notably, physical strength, self-reliance, taking risks, and emotional control. And while the WSJ article explored these concepts among experts and subjects in their later years, these fears and anxieties about aging can pop up long before retirement is even on the horizon.


“Ultimately, it comes down to a feeling of a loss of control,” Laura Hsu, an assistant professor at Merrimack College whose research explores the psychological process of aging and how it can affect physical and mental health, tells Yahoo Beauty. “The norms of masculinity have an undercurrent of being in control and having some element of power, including a feeling of power and control over their own decisions, physical fitness, and ability to generate an income. When one’s body or social position can no longer reinforce those feelings, increasing feelings of helplessness can ultimately take a toll on one’s mental and physical health.”


Yahoo Beauty explored this topic with a few middle-aged men to see how deeply these concerns resonated. “It’s the ongoing ‘breakdown’ of my body that I notice and dread,” explains Robert Haynes-Paterson, a 51-year-old writer based in New York City. “I’m healthy so far: no prescription meds, no heart trouble, etc. But I notice how much things have changed in the past couple of years — hair thinning, strength diminishing, muscles randomly pulling for no major reason.”


“The physical stuff — that’s what worries me a great deal,” chimes in Greg Simms Jr., a writer based in Ohio. “For years — from age 38 and back — I thought I was invincible. Now, at the age of 43, I realize, starkly, that I’m mortal.”


For Bart Irace, 45, a project manager who lives in Brooklyn, the importance of work in a man’s life is top of mind. “A change to active working life concerns me the most at the moment,” says Irace. “With the exception of senior executives, age is not typically seen as an asset, and aging workers are eased, or in some cases forced, out of their positions. I hope that I’m about 10 years away from advanced age making me a target for job loss, but in the meantime I’m trying to prepare for the possibility by thinking of occupations and/or skills that are more immune to this pattern.”


Haynes-Paterson shares this concern. As a father of a special needs child, now 13 years old, he’s been a freelancer for the last decade: “I’m watching full-time job opportunities dry up fast and wondering what I could possibly be doing in five or 10 years that will produce income, insurance, retirement.”


When queried on what they’re doing to combat their aging woes, most of the men we spoke to confessed that it takes a great deal of focus and thinking about consequences. Says Simms, “Since I can’t drink my misery away, I’m being more healthy all around. I’m eating clean meals, trying my best to stay away from fast food. I’m also working out at a gym, and walking outside when I can. My aim isn’t to look sexy for the summer … I’m working out so I don’t drop dead.”

Alan Rosenblatt, a 46-year-old investment compliance office in Los Angeles, says he’s more aware than ever that his ability to recover from injury and exertion will never be what it was a decade or two ago. “I’ve always done sports and other activities in my adult life, and I don’t enjoy seeing them slip away,” he explains. “I especially see it on the soccer pitch, when my brain wants my legs to go a certain way, but the legs simply won’t listen. Sure, I can chase a 30-year-old around the field, but the difference is that he’s recovered in 20 seconds to start running again, while I’m gasping for breath for the next five minutes. To address this, I keep playing and being active, to hopefully keep things at this minimum level for as long as possible.”


According to Hsu, staying physically active is important, but mental shifts can often be much more powerful and effective in adding more healthy years to your life. “Having a positive view of aging, which many don’t, regardless of one’s sex, is important,” she says. Hsu points to a study from 2002 that found “individuals with more positive self-perceptions of aging measured up to 23 years earlier lived an average of 7.5 years longer, compared to individuals with less positive self-perceptions.”


So despite the very real physical effects of getting older, it appears that mental fortitudemay be the ultimate defense for men (and women) against the frailties of getting older. Something that men, no matter where they fall on the spectrum of masculinity, should be able to get their heads around. Fear is, after all, merely a state of mind.

 

We will field our own candidates, declares Wiper party

Wiper party Secretary-General Hassan Omar addresses journalists in Mombasa on March 3, 2017.

He said the party will not agree to joint Nasa nominations in any part of the country.

 

Wiper party has ruled out joint nominations with parties in the Nasa coalition, insisting it will field candidates for all the seats across the country. Secretary-General Hassan Omar Thursday said there is no agreement on joint nominations within the coalition, and that the party is busy recruiting aspirants countrywide for all the seats. “There has been no consensus on joint nominations in any part of the country and Wiper will have aspirants in all positions,” the Mombasa Senator said. His stand seemed to contradict the coalition’s assertion that Nasa would hold joint nominations, especially in its strongholds and in Mombasa and Nairobi. Other parties in the coalition are Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC), Raila Odinga’s ODM and Ford Kenya, led by Moses Wetang’ula.

DEFECTIONS
It will be interesting to watch how the other coalition partners react to this stand, given that most of the people defecting to Wiper are from ODM. According to the Mombasa senator who has declared he will battle to unseat Governor Hassan Joho, Wiper party has enshrined democracy and fairness, the reason why many people felt more comfortable dealing with Wiper than any other party in the coalition. He denied claims that Wiper has raided ODM and other coalition parties’ backyards and is the sole beneficiary of the defections, saying people are joining the party because they are assured of fair play. “Some people seem to be angry that we have aspirants all over the country and in all the seats from governor to senators and to MCA. “If somebody feels that they are not being treated well in their party and come to us, we will not turn them [away] because this would be [an] impediment to free association,” he said.

HIGH DEMAND

At the same time, Mr Omar announced that the party has extended the registration of aspirants to March 11 due to what he referred to as a “high demand,” for the Wiper ticket. However, this has been seen as extension of the “defection window”. “There are still many aspirants who want to join us and we will continue recruiting (them). “But we will not extend the deadline further and those interested should come forward before that date,” he said. The senator also raised concerns over the way IEBC has handled their protest regarding the commission’s preparedness to hold the August general election. “We raised the issues in a letter to IEBC and we want the commission to reply to us in the same way and not through the media,” he said. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over Kenya Police Service recruit

President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over Kenya Police Service recruits Passing-Out Parade at the Kenya Police Training College in Kiganjo, Nyeri County on Friday 3rd March, 2017.  3,980 young men and women have endured the rigors of nine months of training, which has turned them into disciplined officers. This year we will be recruiting an additional 10,000 servicemen, so that we could ensure Kenyans are fully safe. We have been working hard to achieve the United Nations’ recommended benchmark ratio of one policeman or woman to every 450 civilians. It is my pleasure to point out that once we have added the recruits graduating and entering the Service during this period, our ratio will stand at 1 to 380, a significant achievement when compared with where we were in 2013, that is, 1 policeman to 1,000 civilians.

 

Protesting Uber drivers go rogue, pour oil on car seats, co-workers in Nairobi

 

A section of Uber drivers have resorted to pouring oil on colleagues who have continued operating despite their strike. Pictures shared on social media on Thursday showed drivers in soiled clothing, while others showed that the oil was also poured in the back seats of some vehicles. Those whose vehicles have been vandalised cannot accept orders for rides, meaning their businesses have ground to a halt. In Kilimani area, Uber vehicles are being stopped and passengers are being ejected. Following these reports, Uber issued a statement saying they remain dedicated to listening to their driver-partners. "We have an incredible community of driver-partners who use the app every day to make a living and help move Nairobi in a safe, reliable and affordable way. We take our partnership with them very seriously," the statement reads. The embattled taxi-hailing company has vacated its Nairobi offices in what has been linked to failure to contain last week's strike by its drivers. It emerged the firm was forced to leave its office at The Mirage in Westlands by the landlord, but Uber vehemently denied the allegations. A section of Uber taxi drivers have been on strike since last Monday demanding higher rates. They said they use a lot of fuel to get to their clients only for the rides to earn them very little. The drivers marched to Parliament demanding fair operation and the revision of rates. The platform calculates fares based on distance covered and time spent. Each kilometre costs Sh30, while Sh4 is charged per minute. The base fare for the service is Sh100. Uber launched its services in Nairobi in January 2015, and has since branched into Mombasa and Thika towns. It reduced fares by a half in July last year in a moved aimed to encourage more riders to use the platform. “At the time we promised that we would closely monitor the impact of the price cut on partner economics, and we stand by that promise,” it said. Working conditions for Uber drivers has been an issue in various countries where the service operates. Recently in Brazil, a judge ordered Uber to pay one of its drivers benefits amounting to $10,000. This was compensation for overtime, night shifts, holidays and expenses such as gasoline, water and candy for passengers. - The Star

 

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Claims of Russia meddling in the vote have dogged President Donald Trump.

 

 

Russia: The scandal Trump can't shake

 

Throughout the confusion of Donald Trump's campaign and the chaotic events of his early days in the White House, one controversy has clung to the Trump train like glue: Russia. The sudden departure of Michael Flynn from his role as national security adviser in February and the revelations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's meetings with Russia's ambassador Sergei Kislyak are among a string of controversies tying the administration to apparent Russian interests.

Early warning signs
It was back in May 2016 that the first reports emerged of hackers targeting the Democratic Party. Over the next two months, the reports suggested US intelligence agencies had traced the breaches back to Russian hackers. In July, on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Wikileaks published 20,000 internal emails stolen by the hackers. US intelligence officials said they believed with "high confidence" that Russia was behind the operation, but the Trump campaign publicly refused to accept the findings. Instead, at a press conference, Mr Trump caused outrage by inviting Russian hackers to target Hillary Clinton's controversial personal email server, saying: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing".


The first casualty
About the same time the hacking scandal was beginning to unfold, Mr Trump's then campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was accused of accepting millions of dollars in cash for representing Russian interests in Ukraine and US, including dealings with an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. While Mr Manafort was running the campaign, the Republican Party changed the language in its manifesto regarding the conflict in Ukraine, removing anti-Russian sentiment, allegedly at the behest of two Trump campaign representatives. Mr Manafort was investigated by the FBI and quit as Mr Trump's campaign chairman. Like Mr Flynn, Mr Manafort, a political operative with more than 40 years' experience, was supposed to marshal some of the chaos and controversy around Mr Trump, but ended up falling prey to it.


At odds with the intelligence
In October, the US intelligence community released a unanimous statement formally accusing Russia of being the perpetrator behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Mr Trump continued to argue against the finding, claiming in a presidential debate that it "could be Russia, but it could also be China, it could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds". The same day that the intelligence agencies released their finding, the explosive "Access Hollywood" recording emerged of Mr Trump's obscene remarks about women in 2005. An hour later, Wikileaks began dumping thousands more leaked Clinton emails. Mr Trump continued to refuse to acknowledge the consensus that Russia was behind the hack.


'I always knew Putin was smart!'
In December, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security published a report of the US intelligence findings linking Russia to the hack. In response, President Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and levied new sanctions on Russia. The world awaited Mr Putin's response but he chose not retaliate. Mr Trump, by then the president-elect, sided with the Russian president, tweeting: "Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!" Mr Putin's decision not to respond in kind struck many as a canny PR move, but reportedly set off suspicions among US intelligence officials that Russia was confident the sanctions would not last. The same month, Mr Trump picked Rex Tillerson as his nominee for secretary of state, arguably the most important job in the cabinet. The biggest hurdle for Mr Tillerson's confirmation? Close ties to Mr Putin. As CEO of the ExxonMobil oil company, Mr Tillerson cultivated a close personal relationship with the Russian leader, leading many to speculate on whether he was fit to serve as America's most senior foreign diplomat.

 

 

Commanding Your Morning Daily

“Lord, bless the works of my hands. Let my name be associated with good things. Shield me from persecution and false accusations; guard me against greed, discouragement, and sabotage. I welcome opportunities to grow and mature. Let my actions be in sync with Your will. In Jesus’s name, amen.”

 

 

 

 

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Alliance High bullying horror gives students mental scars


A Form One student at Alliance High School displays blood stained clothes. He said the garments were soaked in his blood when he was beaten by prefects at the school.  Chilling details of bullying and torture meted out on Form One students by their seniors at Alliance High School, arguably Kenya’s best, can be revealed on Thursday. More than 10 students have reported being beaten up with sticks and electricity cables, slapped and forced to lie on the graves of the school’s founders for hours on end at night and to ‘swim’ on grass. A least one of the students has been reduced to walking on crutches as a result of a severe beating. The horrifying incidents were exposed in a report by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Ministry of Education officers who carried out investigations last month. The bullying is carried out during “action nights” and “induction sessions” masterminded by prefects in the full knowledge of the administration. The premier school has a student population of 1,600 and is ever a top performer in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. It boasts well-known and successful alumni — including top doctors, engineers, politicians and parastatal chiefs. The Kiambu County-based school’s ‘old boys’ include Senators Amos Wako, Anyang’ Nyong’o, Kiraitu Murungi, James Orengo and Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro, as well as veteran newspaper editor Philip Ochieng. Others are former Chief Justice Evan Gicheru and former Attorney-General Charles Njonjo. Last year, the school posted 14 As, a big drop from 207 in 2015.

 

SERIOUSLY INJURED
On Tuesday, police in Kiambu questioned Mr David Kariuki, the then-principal, and one of his deputies, a security officer, a nurse and three other school staffers over the torture reports. The seriously injured Form One student, whose name we cannot reveal for legal reasons, is said to have been taken to Kikuyu PCEA Mission Hospital near the school bleeding profusely after a particularly savage beating. He was pulled out of the dormitory by prefects at 11.10pm and frogmarched to a classroom, where he was beaten up. Despite the gravity of the incident, however, the school leadership covered it up and decided not to inform the board of governors as is the standard procedure. It was not until the half-term break this week that the student reported the matter to police, prompting the interrogation on the same day Mr Kariuki left the school for good. The nurse was picked up for questioning as he was the one who took the boy to hospital while the security officer was on duty during the incident. Mr Kariuki’s application for early retirement, having attained the age of 50, was accepted by the TSC, prompting him to leave the institution in a cloud of fury from the alumni and the school board, which has called for thorough investigations into the claims. “Due to inadequate cutlery in the dining hall and the short time allocated for meals, Form One students are used to missing meals as the older boys take all the available cutlery to help themselves to all the food,” says the report, saying the period allowed for meals is only five minutes. In what, perhaps, best conveys the magnitude of the problem at Kenya’s academic and sports giant, a senior Education ministry officer pulled out his son from the school just last month. A well-informed source told the Nation that when the officer was informed about the torture by his son, he immediately ordered the investigations.

 

WAKE UP AT NIGHT
During the “induction”, Form One students are forced to wake up at night and clean bathrooms and classrooms as the rest of the students slept. The slow ones are beaten up by the prefects. The report says the school administration actually admitted to the fact that there was bullying, saying it was part of the school induction programme. “They step on our backs, tell us to swim on grass and then lie on graves in the school graveyard,” the report quotes one of the Form Ones as saying. “On one night, I remember, I lay on the grave of one of the most famous principals called Carrey Francis Edward. “We are also denied supper on Saturdays and some of us go without Sunday breakfast.” Another student spoke of the “induction” tradition, which he said “left me with wounds all over my body while some of my classmates suffered broken hands and legs”. He said senior prefects, together with the rest of the school, kicked out the Form Ones from the dining hall during meals. Another Form One student narrated how he was woken up at 4am on a Sunday with his classmates and spent the rest of the night at the graveyard. “Some of the house captains told us they were our gods and that we should worship them,” he said. “They told us to do impossible things — like swimming on grass or hugging light bulbs.” Another student said he and his classmates were chased around the school at night by prefects armed with whips and belts. “Some of us were injured,” he said. “Then early the next morning we were woken up at 3am and forced to lie on the graves.” The boy said he feared the older boys were initiating them into a cult.

 

PREFECTS UNPOPULAR
The prefects were very unpopular because they were never elected by the student body as is the practice in most schools but just hand-picked by the administration, said the student. He said the school had regular days for “punishment parades and action nights” in which the new students would be beaten up until midnight. In another account, a student tells of “action nights”, where “I would see with my own eyes every Friday boys being beaten by the so-called makarau (sheng for the police) and house captains.” He added: “I have even spent countless nights cleaning toilets while suffering beatings from prefects using belts and hockey sticks. Truly, if people could know what goes on at night in this school, they would be shocked.” Another student said: “I have fallen victim not once but many times. At midnight, students are beaten up with belts during the punishment parade until they shed tears.” Yet another one said he was woken up at 4am and ordered to sit on a toilet basin and also draw a car and get inside the drawing. He added that when they reported to the teacher, all the prefects got was “a mere verbal warning”. Sometimes they were forced to sing the national and school anthems in a reggae tune, he recalled. The investigators conducted face-to-face interviews with students, guidance and counselling staff, the boarding master and the principal and his deputies. Students also filled questionnaires. The team also combed through official documents — including board of management minutes, fees structures and discipline records. - Daily Nation.

 

 

The Attorney General has been under fire since it emerged he met the Russian ambassador to the US during the election campaign.

 

 

 

KDF personnel kill 57 Al-Shabaab terrorists at clash in Somalia

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers Thursday killed 57 gunmen who they said were Al-Shabaab militants in a clash at Afmadow area, Somalia. The incident happened close to Subow Centre and involved artillery fire and helicopter gunships. KDF spokesman Col Joseph Owuoth said the incident happened at about 8.45 am.  “In the onslaught, 57 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and unknown number injured. Following the engagement, five technical were destroyed among other weapons,” said Col Owuoth in a statement. Col Owuoth said KDF personnel is still in the region to pacify it from the militants. “KDF soldiers remain vigilant and will continue to relentlessly pursue the terrorist to ensure peace and security of our country Kenya, as well as support AMISOM operations in order to stabilize Somalia,” said Lt Col Njuguna. Somalia has not had an effective central government since the 1991 overthrow of President Siad Barre's military regime, which ushered in more than two decades of anarchy and conflict in a country deeply divided along clan lines.  KDF went to Somalia in October 2011. Kenya's incursion into southern Somalia started after the kidnapping of two Spanish women, who were working for MSF at the Dadaab refugee camp. The abductions were carried out by the militants who the troops said planned to push away under the Operation Linda Nchi. Two years later, the troops managed to take control of Kismayo port under Operation Sledge Hammer. - The Standard.

 

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Body of Governor Gachagua arrive in Nairobi from London

Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo escorted the body


Remains of the late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua has arrived in Nairobi. Gachagua died on Friday in a London hospital after a long battle with cancer. Kenya Airways plane carrying his body arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at about 5am. Those who accompanied the remains from London were governors Ken Lusaka (Bungoma), Jack Ranguma (Kisumu) and Paul Chepkwony.  His daughters Mercy and Susan also were present as well as Kenya High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Lazarus Amayo. At the airport the body was received by his widow Margret Karugaru and a host of governors. Some of the governors present were Okoth Obado (Migori), Mwangi wa Iria (Muranga), Ukur Yattani (Marsabit), William Kabogo (Kiambu) among other county bosses. MPs Mary Wambui, Esther Murugi and Devolution Cabinet Secretary were also present. The leaders eulogised the late Gachagua as a great and courageous leader. The body was moved to Lee Funeral Home ahead of Monday burial. The family said there will be only one requiem mass in Nyeri. - The Standard

 

 

 

 

 

Theresa May plans to trigger Brexit in two weeks despite defeat by 'posturing' Lords over rights of EU citizens

 

 

Polls team faces huge logistical test as 40,000 to vie in August


Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati addressing

participants at a consultative forum at Jumuia Conference Centre in Limuru on March 1, 2017.


The electoral commission is staring at a monumental task as the number of aspirants for the six elective seats inches closer to 40,000, thrice the figure in 2013. Despite this, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati on Wednesday said they are ready. He attributed the large number to what appears to be Kenyans’ insatiable love for the new kid in the block — the Member of the County Assembly. “We expect the number of aspirants to be as high as 40,000 this year due to increased interest in the position,” said Mr Chebukati. “And with it, we expect monumental challenges in nominations as well as other dynamics. But we are up to the task.” He was speaking during the opening a two-day forum of elders from 16 communities organised by the National Council of Churches of Kenya, at Jumuia Centre in Limuru. The electoral commission will design a longer ballot paper, which may mean voting will take longer as voters identify their candidate from the long list. The electoral commission’s chief executive Ezra Chiloba said the increased number of aspirants will lead to more time, but not the number of ballot papers.


LONGER BALLOT PAPERS
“The commission will have to have longer ballot papers with the increased number of candidates. When we procure, we provide dimensions for the ballot,” Mr Chiloba told the Nation. But after the party nominations, set for between March 13 and 26, the number could come down. In 2013, said Mr Chebukati, there were 14,000 aspirants on the ballot, out of over 19,000 who had expressed interest to run. The commission is looking to procure 130 million ballot papers for the 19.63 million registered voters. Electors will vote elect the president, governor, senator, Member of Parliament, woman representative, and ward reps. At the Limuru meeting, Mr Chebukati revealed that the electoral agency will use restricted tendering or direct procurement in a bid to meet deadlines in the purchase of voter identification and transmission kits, with only 158 days to the elections. The two are an integral part of the election, whose failure in the March 2013 poll muddied what had otherwise been well-planned. The electoral commission also has to float a tender for the Sh2.5 billion ballot papers, as well as the Kenya Integrated Election Management System, but Mr Chebukati did not say if that would also go through the restricted process. The ballot tender was cancelled by a judge while the election management tender was negated by the commission on Tuesday.


DIRECT PROCUREMENT
“Because of time, we have sufficient reasons to go for restricted tendering or direct procurement. But it is really the methodology of procurement, not the systems, that we are changing,” Mr Chebukati said. The law allows a government agency to use direct procurement and restricted tendering to save time, when there are only a few known suppliers of the goods, or when the work is limited to pre-qualified contractors. Mr Chebukati assured Kenyans that the commission was up to the task and would deliver a fair, free and credible election. “As for a peaceful election, that is not for IEBC,” he said. “That is for all of you.” Mr Chebukati insisted that even with the protracted court cases over its multi-million-shilling tenders, the commission would get the job done on August 8. “If we follow the court processes, with people fighting for tenders without caring about Kenya, we might not hold elections. Nobody is going to stop us from conducting this election. Those scared of the election, let them look for another reason but not the IEBC,” he said. Speaking at the same meeting, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett said his office was “fully prepared” to provide security during the elections. “The law will not be suspended for any minute during the election. We will arrest and prosecute anybody who breaches peace anywhere. We have been preparing for this since June 2016,” Mr Boinett said. He said that the police will provide adequate security in polling stations and on the streets. National Council of Churches of Kenya secretary-general, the Rev Canon Peter Karanja, said the electoral commission must be protected from the courts, which he said were putting its timelines in limbo. “For every day that a judicial decision is made, it throws the commission into disarray,” the Rev Karanja said. - Daily Nation.

 

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"WE HAD HIRED A JET TO TAKE MY BROTHER HOME"

It was a moving eulogy of the Late Govenor Gachagua of Nyeri during the memorial service held in London on Tuesday 28th February, 2017. A very intelligent brother of the late Govenor Gachagua Mr. Geoffrey Gachagua narrated his brother's eulogy without reading. Systematically he narrated the life history of his late brother from childhood to his last moments at the Royal  Marsden Hospital in London which ended on Friday 24th February, 2017. He said that his brother the late governor summoned him from Kenya two weeks before his death and told him that  time has come for him to go home. The doctors has done their part and it was now time for him to go back to his family in Kenya. They agreed from his hospital bed that the brother should book a flight to take him back to Kenya. Due to his situation, Kenya Airways in consultation with the doctors refused to carry him back home. The family decided to change the plan and hired a private jet to take him home and a date was agreed of Saturday 25th February 2017. The family paid for the jet awaiting for the day. Unfortunately the governor passed away on Friday 24th February, 2017 one day before time.  The body of the late Governor Gachagua left London for Nairobi on Wednesday evening 1st March, 2017 and the body will be arriving escorting by the family and two governors on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at 5.00 a.m. in the morning. The burial takes place on Monday 6th March in his farm in Nyeri, Kenya.

 

WORD OF TODAY

Ephesians 4:25

 

Don’t be a hypocrite

We read in Ephesians 4:25: " Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body." ‘No more pretence.’ It’s not your shortcomings that make you a hypocrite; it’s hiding them and pretending you don’t have any! Note two things about hypocrisy: 1) It’s as natural as breathing. It appeals to our ego. We get hooked on it because it looks so impressive, and results in our getting lots of positive strokes. Who doesn’t enjoy that? 2) Dealing with it is hard. It’s easier to train a new Christian than to retrain an old one steeped in religion. To win the battle with hypocrisy you must first admit you’ve a problem with it. Only then can the Holy Spirit begin a work of deliverance and set you on the path to freedom. But be warned, it’s a long and brutal fight. Our desire to look good in front of others dies slowly - if at all. Paul writes: ‘I insist - and God backs me up on this - that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed, mindless crowd…that’s no life for you. You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything - and I do mean everything - connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through…take on an entirely new way of life - a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you. What this adds up to…no more pretence’.

 

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Whispers from London has just returned from Israel

Our writer Whispers, Man Man alias Carlos fulfilled the desires of his heart

Mr & Mrs. Man Man alias Carlos of Luton, UK well known in this website as Whispers from London because of his Whispers are back from Israel. They joined other tourist to fulfil their life dream by visiting the Holy Land. They toured Israel as from 12th to 19th February 2017. In his column he has covered the tour and he will continue to cover more in his coming up series. On the background is the mountain of temptation where the devil was tempting Jesus. Where they are standing is where the biblical walls of Jericho were. Jericho is the oldest city in the world. Photo on right Still in Jericho. This is the well that Elisha 'healed' by putting salted water from a jar. For more information please contact Man ManKambugua E-mail: manman@fsmail.net - CLICK HERE FOR JERICHO THE OLDEST CITY IN THE WORLD

 

 

 

 

GOING FOR KSHS. 1.6M NOW AND THE PRICE IS

GOING TO KSHS. 1.8 M IN A FEW WEEKS

Mr. Seed and Heri Homes Management team caught at the Daystar Hostels construction site last month

 

Few units remaining at the Daystar University Hostels now going for KShs. 1.6 million and the price is going up to KShs. 1.8 million in a few weeks. The price will be over KShs. 3 million when complete. It is a good way of making money. The hostels are located outside Daystar University with a swimming pool and a community centre. A management company will be running the hostels on behalf of the University and you don't need to bother with rent collecting. With a deposit of 20 per cent which is KShs. 320,000 you will be given a sales agreement which means the house is now yours. Over 200 Kenyans in the Diaspora who have bought a property in Kenya this year. 23 of them thought it was impossible to buy a property within their income. After getting an advice of how easy you can manage yourself they are now happy to join the property ladder. Whether you are buying a property in Kenya or not gauge yourself by calling an expert on this issue. It is just a matter of connecting with the right people. Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes on +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

 

 

CAUGHT AT GOVERNOR GACHAGUA'S MEMORIAL IN LONDON

Caught at Govenor Gachagua's memorial service in London is the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo escorting Governor Ken Lusaka and Governor Ranguma of Kisumu to join othe Kenyans for the service and they found Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe (far left) waiting for them. On right is Jubilee Chairman in UK Mr. Duncan Githu Ngari greeting Mr. Geoffrey Gachagua brother of the late Governor Gachagua.

 

 

 

 

A Kenyan lady has passed away in Jersey City, USA

A Kenyan lady has passed away in Jersey City, USA. Teresa Ngonyo Ndachi, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 16th 2017. A Prayer & funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 6th at 1.30pm at the Watson Funeral Home, 26 Gifford Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304. The funeral procession will leave at 2.00pm for the Machpelah Cemetery, on 5810 Tonnelle Ave, NorthBergen NJ for the burial at 3.00pm. Pastor Patrick Kisuule will preside. Teresa will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend Jogu Mirara Ndungu, their precious children, Mirara Jogu Ndungu, Belinda Nyambura Ndungu,  Jessica Njeri Ndungu and Ndachi Ithong’a Ndungu. Teresa will also be forever cherished by her siblings, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and the entire congregation of Christ For All Nations Church, Jersey City where she was a strong pillar for over 15 years. May Triza rest in eternal peace with Christ her savior today, tomorrow and forever more. - Diasporamessenger.com

 

 

JEFF KOINANGE BACK IN THE BENCH

Jeff Koinange Live: State of the Nation [Part 1]

Jeff Koinange Live: State of the Nation [Part 2]

 

Yes, you need your job but you need your family more

Nyeri's Governor replacement & the swearing in of a new governor even before his burial should be an eye opener to a lot of us. To a company or an organisation, you are just a tool to make things work/make money. You die and the next day, your replacement is sought.


The only people who honestly feel your departure is your family. They don't have a replacement for you. As we sacrifice our time for our jobs, spare some for your family & yourself.

So the next time you miss your childs school open day, or you miss his/ her football match or you miss Christmas with your family because you got too busy with work....think again. When you are gone, you will replaced asap. So spend more time with the people who matter to you most.
Yes, you need your job but you need your family more.

 

 

 

Fines for using mobile phone while driving to double

The police can stop you if they think you are distracted, even if your phone or sat-nav is hands-free


Drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel face tougher penalties from Wednesday. The fixed penalty for being caught using a handheld phone in the car will double to a £200 fine and six points on your licence from 1 March. First-time offenders will not be allowed to take a remedial training course. The Department for Transport (DfT) said mobile phone use while driving "has a worse impact on driving ability than being above the drink driving limit" and is introducing its new rules after a consultation last year. Fines for this offence were first introduced in 2003, at £30. They were doubled in 2007 and drivers falling foul of the law were also given three penalty points. In 2013 the fine went up to £100 but "there has been no sustained reduction in observed mobile phone use over time", according to the DfT. The department said mobile phone use contributed to 21 fatal accidents and 84 serious ones in 2014, and that the figures were likely underestimates — though they represented only 1 and 0.5 per cent, respectively, of crashes. The new rules will hit new and "vocational" drivers particularly hard. Recently-qualified motorists' licences are revoked when they accumulate six points, and HGV drivers can face the same sanction.


 

The law - what you need to know
* It is illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device while riding a motorbike or driving, even if you are stopped at the lights or in a queue
* The same applies if you are supervising a learner driver
* The police can stop you if they think you are distracted, even if your phone or sat-nav is hands-free
 

Drivers can only use their phones to make emergency calls when it is "unsafe or impractical" to stop, or if they are safely parked Earlier this year ministers were to meet car manufacturers and mobile companies to discuss a plan to automatically stop phones working in moving cars, making it impossible for drivers to text, call, or send emails at the wheel. The DfT was reportedly considering implementing new technology that would block phone signal for drivers.  The software would make mobiles virtually useless by disabling any function that requires internet access or connection to a telephone network.
 

 

 

 

Congress on Wednesday sent President Donald Trump legislation blocking an Obama-era rule

designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people

 

 

 

 

*Remember as from midnight tonight...*

*6 PENALTY POINTS and £200 fine for using a mobile whilst driving from 1st March 2017*

Advice to keep it simple:

* Keep your mobile in a craddle or glove box

* You CAN NOT touch the phone if its in a craddle, even if you stop at lights and even if your parked up with the engine on

* If you want to use the sat nav on a mobile or plug the charger in. You must set it up before keys are in the ignition and DO NOT touch it once engine is on

* You CAN NOT scroll for tracks on your mobile while driving so have your playlist set up before entering the car

* If you work for Uber or alike, you CAN NOT touch the phone when the engine is on. So you CAN NOT accept work while you are on the move

* Mobile CAN ONLY be used if your parked up safely with engine off and keys out of ignition (Wireless keys - engine off)

* Death by dangerous driving is now LIFE IMPRISONMENT, no longer 14 years

* You CAN use a mobile via built in-car technology like bluethooth. However, if you do have a collision, it can go against you.

* You CAN NOT use headphones

* You CAN NOT use loud speaker from your phone

* You CAN NOT move your phone while the engine is on

* If you call someone and they are driving, hang up

* If you are a passenger and the driver is using a phone, take it off them and tell them off

* If you are an employer and you force your staff to use a phone, It can result into imprisonment for you, large fines and your company being suspended from operation

* The same rules apply to PDAs also

 

 

 

'Britain's tallest man' Neil Fingleton dies aged 36


Game Of Thrones star Neil Fingleton has died at the age of 36, it has been reported. Once named as Britain's tallest man, the 7'7" star played Mag The Mighty in the fantasy series and also took on roles in X-Men: First Class and Jupiter Ascending. According to reports, he passed away following heart failure on Saturday. A statement posted on the Tall Persons Club group Facebook page on Sunday read: "Sadly it has come to our attention that Neil Fingleton Britain's Tallest man passed away on Saturday. "Neil became Britain's Tallest man in 2007 passing the height of Chris Greener. "Neil started off in basketball in the USA before becoming a actor and starring in the X-men first class and also recently in the Game of Thrones. "Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family." - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE THE LATE GOVERNOR GACHAGUA IN LONDON

The Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo and two Governors from Kenya were among the guests who attended the memorial service of the late Nyeri Govenor Gachagua. The  service took place in London on Tuesday 28th February, 2017 at Revival House, Manor Park in East London. Two governor from Kenya representing the council of governors arrived in London on Tuesday evening accompanying the family of the late Governor Gachagua.  After arrival they joined the memorial service where they were given a chance to pass their condolences. HE Govenor Lusaka of Bungoma and HE Governor Jack Ranguma of Kisumu represented the governors. Among the family who arrived to collect the body was the brother of the late Governor Gachagua Mr. Geoffrey Gachagua and two of his sisters.

Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo addressing the guests at the memorial service

 

Father Stanley Njoka of Anglican Church London officiated the service where he preached from Psalms 23: "The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." He told the family that during this difficult times, God will see them through this darkest valley. While speaking at the memorial the Kenya High Commissioner in the UK told the family that God will give them His Grace during this sad times. He said that the governor was a great man who was fighting for the poor in the agricultural sector. The commissioner also thanked the Kenya community in the UK for their solidarity. He continued to say that Governor Gachagua was the first governor in Kenya to die in office. The commissioner was accompanied by Kenya High Commission staffs in London including the Acting Deputy High Commissioner Mrs. Grace Cerere.

 

Father Stanley Njoka of Anglican church London (centre) officiated the service. From far left is Lillian sister of Govenor Gachagua, Jecinta, Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe and Mr. Geoffrey Gachagua brother of the late Govenor. Far right is Pastor Boniface Mbugua of Revival House London praying for the family at the service. HE Governor Jack Ranguma of Kisumu (far right) and HE Govenor Lusaka of Bungoma (2nd from right) joined the family for prayers.

 

HE Governor Jack Ranguma of Kisumu (far left) and HE Govenor Lusaka of Bungoma (2nd from left) passing their condolences at the service. From far right is Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe, the new Education Attache at the Kenya High Commissioner Mrs. Kamuiru and Acting Deputy High Commissioner Mrs. Grace Cerere.

 

 

Rosemary Odinga flown to South Africa for treatment


Rosemary Odinga, the daughter of Opposition leader Raila Odinga, was Tuesday flown to South Africa for further treatment. She had been admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi for more than a week. She is expected to undergo surgery at an undisclosed hospital to remove a tumor in her brain, an official said. The family doctor, Oluoch Olunya, a renowned neurosurgeon, accompanied her. Rosemary was admitted to hospital on February 18 after she complained of a headache. - The Standard.

 

Even most Trump backers want a path to citizenship for immigrants here illegally


Demonstrators pray during Jummah, a Muslim Friday prayer service, in Foley Square, Jan. 27, 2017, in New York. The rally and prayer service sponsored by the New York Immigration Coalition and the Inter-Faith Clergy of New York City was in support of Muslims and immigrants. Mary Altaffer AP

 

WASHINGTON 
As President Donald Trump prepares to address Congress on Tuesday for the first time, a new McClatchy-Marist Poll finds that even 72 percent of Trump’s own supporters want a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Trump is targeting millions of people for possible deportation. But Americans are warm to the notion that immigrants should be welcome. “The White House is clearly not in step with where public opinion is on this question,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the nationwide survey. Christopher Harwell, a 31-year-old Trump supporter from Columbia, South Carolina, said it was important to him that people in the country illegally paid a fine. If they do, he sees no problem with offering a chance at citizenship. “If they get fined, then they would be paying the consequences,” Harwell said. “We as Americans have to do the same thing when we get in trouble, when we break the law.” Eighty percent of all Americans want Congress to give immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally a chance at citizenship if they learn English, pay fines and have jobs that pay taxes, according to the nationwide survey. Trump is consumed with building a wall on the Mexican border and cracking down on illegal immigration through increased deportations. He’s made no attempt to offer a path to citizenship for those who are in the country illegally. Miringoff said his polling often found Trump’s positions opposed by Americans as a whole but supported by a majority of Republicans. This time it’s different, with 69 percent of Republicans in favor of offering a path to citizenship. “What is startling is the gap between what Republicans and Trump supporters think on this question and the position and direction the White House is taking,” he said.

 

 

For writing on condom use, Sudanese scribe faces death

 

Ms Shamail Alnour. Radical Islamists, led by cleric Mohamed Ali Al-Gizoli, want her dead Islamists and secularists are virtually at war in Sudan over a recent newspaper article on condom usage and the concept of faithfulness among couples. And the author of the article, Ms Shamail Alnour, is in deep trouble. Radical Islamists, led by cleric Mohamed Ali Al-Gizoli, want her charged with apostasy.

DEATH

The crime is punishable by a death sentence in Sudan. Ms Alnour's article had explained how condom use could help stem the rising cases of HIV and Aids infections in the predominantly Muslim state. Ms Alnour works for the Al-Tayar daily newspaper. Radical Sudanese Muslims are totally opposed to the distribution of condoms for protective sex, despite the fact that close to 80 per cent of the HIV and Aids infections in the country are through sexual intercourse. On Ms Alnour's defenders are fellow journalists, human rights activists and opposition parties.

ISLAMIC VALUES

Many were questioning the introduction of the religious discourse in the ideological, social and political issues among Muslims in general and Sudanese in particular. Furthermore, questions were being raised on the impact of Ms Alnour article on the spread of HIV and Aids in Sudan. Ms Alnour, in her article, called for the differentiation between the core Islamic values and the practices by the Islamic countries which have adopted the Sharia (Islamic law). She said the Sudanese government had abandoned its commitment to provide healthcare to the citizens, yet invested heavily in the anti-condom campaign, thus making the youth more vulnerable to the HIV and Aids.

DAESH

However, Mr Al-Gizoli, who is considered a jihadist leader and a proponent of the Islamic State (Daesh), called on his supporters to wage a campaign for Ms Alnour's immediate trial. In his recent Friday sermon, Mr Al-Gizoli strongly condemned Ms Alnour for her argument about the usage of the condom as a protection against the spread of the HIV and Aids. "We will organise a wide campaign to bring this criminal to court for trial for apostasy,’’ Mr Al-Gizoli said. He further directed his followers to commence a campaign against all the "secularists’’ in the country. - Daily Nation.

Residents burn down 14 trucks, Land Cruiser after motorbike crash


Angry residents torched 14 trucks and a Land Cruiser in Mariashoni, Molo after one of the truck drivers hit and killed a boda boda rider and his passenger. The incident happened around Kiptunga Forest Monday night. The trucks belong to Comply Industries Limited - a wood products manufacturing company based in Nakuru. The victims were identified as a local pastor and one of his worshippers. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

SOMEONE IS WATCHING FROM BEHIND

When hunters kill some big animal, they usually take a picture of it as a trophy that they have achieved their goal and they are such a good hunter. And now these people didn’t know that bears are the creatures who are extremely possessive about their family and their bear members and they protect them no matter what. Now can you even imagine that how close the other bear was to these hunters that even if they took another turn up to the bear he might have attacked them?

 

MEMORIAL OF THE LATE GOVERNOR GACHAGUA

IN LONDON IS TOMORROW TUESDAY 28TH FEB.

the Memorial Service for the late Governor Gachagua to be held tomorrow Tuesday 28th February 2017 at Revival House, 500 High Street North, E12 6QN from 6pm to 9pm. The Kenya High Commissioner and several Governors coming to get the body will attend alongside the family in London. The body and family leave for burial on Wednesday morning. His Excellency Honourable Nderitu Gachagua passed away on Friday, 24th February, 2017, while undergoing treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, United Kingdom. Beloved son of the late Mzee Nahashon Gachagua Reriani and Martha Kirigo Gachagua. Husband of Margaret Nyokabi and Margaret Waithiegeni. Father of Susan Kirigo Maina, Mercy Wanjira Early, Ken Gachagua and Jason Kariuki. Grandfather of Sean Maina and Judah Ikeno Robert Early. Brother of James Rerian, Johnson Kibaara, Peterson Wachira, Jackson Reriani, the late Dr. Fred Wachira, Rigathi Gachagua, Leah Wangari Muriuki, Eunice Nyangari, Dr. Josephine Wangari, Dr. Gacheke Simons, Lilian Wamuyu Wachira and Linda Muthoni Ngatia. Cousin and an uncle of many. Daily prayers are being held at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi from 5pm, the late Governor Gachagua’s Residence in Hiriga from 3pm and his Ring Road Residence in Nyeri Town from 4pm. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8.

 

Shares in Moneysupermarket fell more than 6% after the comparison website warned that revenues so far this year were running below last year's levels.

 


BT landline-only customers set to get £5 off monthly bills


Customers who only buy landline services from BT are set to get at least £5 a month taken off their bills under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom. It said those customers, who are often elderly or vulnerable, were not getting value for money. BT has nearly 80% of the UK landline market, and Ofcom is hoping other providers will also cut prices. The telecoms giant said it took its responsibilities "very seriously". "Unlike other companies, [we] have many customers on special tariffs for socially excluded or vulnerable customers," BT said. "Recently, we have frozen the cost of line rental for all of our customers who take a BT phone line." The planned price cut will effectively reverse cost rises seen in recent years, Ofcom said. BT customers, who pay £18.99 per month for a landline-only contract, would pay no more than £13.99. Ofcom has the power to set prices for firms that have significant market power.

 

 

Allstars fall short: Hull City beat Kenya’s SportPesa AllStars 2-1

Caught at KCOM Stadium, Hull City on Tuesday is Mr. George Kinyatti (far left)

of Nottingham and Kenya's minister of Tourism Hon. Najibu Balala

 

Kenya High Commissioner in the UK HE Lazarus Amayo joined Kenyan ministers on Monday evening 27th February, 2016 to watch a football game between Allstars of SportPesa and Hull City in Hull, UK. A large number of Kenyans attended the game. Cliff Kasuti of Kenya's SportPesa Allstars challneges a HUll City player during their friendly match at KCOM Stadium, Hull City, England last night Kenya’s goal was scored by Humphrey Mieno. Joshua Otieno was in the field for less than a minute. The man of the match was Osborne Monday, who has since transferred to Kariobangi Sharks from Tusker. Meanwhile the much-talked about young talent from Kakamega High School, Joshua Otieno had last minute run out at the KCOm Stadium belated substitution by coach Stanley Okumbi. His late inclusion in which he did not touch the ball got social media expressing their anger at Okumbi’s treatement of the youngster. But like any precocious talent, Otieno’s journey to stardom may have started in earnest albeit on a frustrating not. The lad is that archetypal Kenyan boy child, shy and down-to-earth to a fault; so much so that in a crowd, he can easily be dismissed as an underachiever, a person who cannot speak out for himself. Sure, there are instances when he cannot speak for himself, and rightfully so, because of his age, and you cannot blame him for that.

 

At times, his age might be a disadvantage. And for the past seven days, it has been - and someone had to travel to Nairobi to pick him up and bring him to Hull City, to join the SportPesa AllStars of which he is the youngest member. When it comes to football or his career in football, his age is an advantage, and those who think that since he cannot speak he is not confident, just have to watch him play, and they will realise that Otieno is a magician, with not one wand, but two - his feet. “He has the right age, right talent... he has all the qualities any coach would want,” Dean Windass, former Hull City striker who scored the goal that took the club to the EPL five years ago said of the 16-year old student of Kakamega High School. Before flying to London and coming to Hull by road on Sunday evening, the biggest stage he had ever played on was at the Awendo Green Stadium for Sony Sugar during training after being drafted from their Under-20 side. “Even being in Nairobi was an achievement for me at my age. Just imagine how I am feeling being in the UK,” he says, and adds, “I had never thought of coming to the UK, and apart from learning about it in school, I knew about the UK because Victor Wanyama plays here.” Even then, Otieno does not watch a lot of European football. Not that he hates it, but he does not have access to satellite TV, a contraption many Kenyans consider a basic necessity. He developed his love for football by watching local heroes, but now he can dream of playing football at the highest level. Whether Otieno will live up to his billing, only time will tell. - The Standard

 

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UK firm discovers gold worth Sh171 billion in Kakamega


Residents admire an ore believed to hold gold particles at Rosterman area in Kakamega


A UK firm has announced the discovery of high-grade gold at its mines in Kakamega County. Acacia Mining said yesterday that it had discovered an estimated resource of 1.31 million ounces of gold at its mines in the Liranda Corridor in Kakamega, whose grade, Acacia added, is one of the highest in Africa. Mining Cabinet Secretary Dan Kazungu estimates the discovery could be valued at Sh171 billion ($1.65 billion). The firm, however, said the scale of the find is small and it would need to undertake more tests and drill more exploratory wells. This is with the aim of increasing the resources to upwards of two million ounces, which would make the mines economically viable.

It added that it is too early to assign a value to the find. Acacia said it had found an Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate of 1.31 million ounces of gold at a grade of 12.1 grammes per tonne on the Liranda Corridor within the company’s West Kenya Project. “This is one of the highest grade projects in Africa today, and we believe that this initial resource is a first step in the delineation of a multi-million ounce high-grade corridor,” said Brad Gordon, the firm’s CEO, in a statement yesterday.

“The discovery of 1.3 million ounces of gold is an encouraging start to what we hope will ultimately be the discovery of a multi-million ounce gold camp, but 1.3 million ounces on its own is small. For the project to be economically viable, we would need the deposit to be at least two million ounces to three million ounces.”

The Kenya Chamber of Mines termed the grade of 12.1 grammes per tonne as “very good” and comparable to gold from major mines in Africa and the world. Lojomon Biwott, the chairman of the Kenya Chamber of Mines, said gold mined in Kenya has a grade of about five grammes per tonne of gold on average. The global average is eight grams per tonne. Significant increase Mr Kazungu said the ministry is in the process of implementing the Mining Act (2016), which would create an enabling environment for the growth of the mining industry “We are taking significant steps to establish a robust legislative framework to support our developing mining industry,” he said.

Acacia said it plans to spend Sh1.2 billion ($12 million) this year on exploration on the West Kenya project. The majority of this money will be spent on a 45,000-metre drilling programme on the Liranda Corridor. Over four years, the company has spent Sh3.1 billion ($29.5 million) in the Western Kenya mines.

We expect the drilling to continue on the Acacia prospect for at least a further 12 months, and are targeting a significant increase in the resource to two million ounces prior to the end of 2017,” said Mr Gordon. The firm has licences to prospect for gold in Kakamega, Vihiga, Siaya and Kisumu. Its other operations are in Tanzania, Mali and Burkina Faso. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.– standardmedia.co.ke

 

 

 

Kenyans flee Pretoria after fresh round of deadly attacks erupt


Scared Kenyans and other foreigners living in Gauteng Province of South Africa have been either fleeing the area or staying indoors for fear of their lives, after a fresh round of xenophobic violence. Kenyans who spoke to the Nation said foreigners living in the South African capital Pretoria (Tshwane) had received threatening messages through WhatsApp, warning them of an impending attack. “The area where we are staying is very bad and surrounded (by) bullets and burning tyres and the government is now announcing a raid from office to office and businesses demanding to see papers. It is like they (authorities) are supporting them,” said a Kenyan working for a financial corporation in Pretoria, but who asked to remain anonymous. The Kenyan banker could not clarify if the violence had involved shootings in her area, but other Kenyans shared their concerns after messages circulated in their neighbourhood, calling for South Africans to protest against alleged foreign domination on Friday. Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma however said there were no reported cases of attacks on Kenyans or looting of their property. “The Kenya High Commission has been monitoring the situation. We have not received any reported cases of direct injury or loss from members of the Kenya diaspora,” she stated.


ISSUED WARNING
She added that the mission had also issued a warning to Kenyans living in the country to exercise vigilance and report any threats. Earlier in the week, a group of protesters turned violent, torching houses and shops belonging to foreigners, South African media reported. Some of the protesters turned into looters and vandalised property within the capital. The turn of violence influenced revenge in Abuja Nigeria where violent protesters targeted facilities owned by South African telecom firm, MTN, according to This Day newspaper, because most of the destroyed property of foreigners in Pretoria was owned by Nigerians. This year’s violence, said to result from mistaken feelings that crime and economic inequality is caused by foreigners, could particularly give South Africa a bad image again, just two years after its officials led by Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa went round the continent to offer profuse apologies after deadly round of xenophobic attacks in several cities. In April 2015, angry unemployed mob targeted foreigners killing them or looting their property. In reaction, some countries evacuated their nationals as Nigeria initially recalled its High Commissioner to Pretoria. As organisers of the protests insisted theirs would be peaceful, another group reportedly took advantage of the chaos to circulate a message warning of attacks against foreigners. “This is to inform you that we will be attacking all foreigners…we urge you to attend the strike so we can help each other to remove all the foreigners from our country… (sic),” a message circulating among South Africansin the Pretoria suburb of Mabopane. but which was later shared with Kenyans in the area, read. The words ‘attacking’ and ‘foreigners’ had been capitalised in the message seen by the Nation. It listed all the areas in the city to be targeted including Mabopane, Sunnyside, Garankuwa, Soshanguve, Garankuwa and Winterveldt.


“I couldn’t go to work yesterday. In the past, they have killed people ruthlessly like animals. Though the planned demonstration was allowed by local authorities, South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba was quoted by local media calling for restraint in the protests. “I have met with protest organisers and have appealed to them to express themselves responsibly. Government responded speedily to the latest outbreak of violence,” Mr Gigaba said according South African online news portal Daily Maverick. “We have directed all security officials to objectively deal with criminality, regardless of whether it is committed by a South African.” The renewed violence which has become some sort of annual ritual in South Africa for the last decade saw rights groups on Friday demand answers on how Pretoria would deal with them. “To avoid a bloody and wholly unnecessary conclusion to this standoff, the authorities must take all measures necessary to ensure that violence does not escalate and to facilitate the assembly of those who are demonstrating peacefully,” Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s regional director for southern Africa said in a statement. On Thursday, the South African Human Rights Commission wrote to authorities to express “deep concerns” over the attacks and asked for a precise plan to prevent further violence. “The Commission re-iterates that an attack under the guise of crime prevention, aimed at a particular vulnerable group, on the basis of their birth outside of South Africa is an infringement of the rights within our Constitution. “The Commission once more appeals to community leaders to ensure due process is followed and that these communities address their concerns to the duly authorised authorities,” it said in a statement. - Source link-nation.co.ke
 

 

 

Government sets own paper, bans adverts

 

The government has banned advertising of its services on commercial media and directed ministries to advertise through its newspaper, ‘My.Gov’. The government has banned advertising of its services, including tenders and job applications, in commercial media. Accounting officers have been warned, in an official memo from the Head of Public Service, that if they place their ads in the media, then they would be forced to pay the cost from their pockets. All ministries, departments and agencies have been instructed to advertise through a government newspaper, My.Gov, which the government is circulating by inserting in the Star and People Daily. In a memo stamped ‘secret’ to all ministries, departments and agencies, President Kenyatta’s Chief of Staff and Head of Civil Service Joseph Kinyua argued that the government is trying to save money. The memo is dated February 8, 2017, apparently the same day as a special Cabinet meeting that ordered the establishment of a government paper to “articulate” its agenda to the public. “In line with the government’s desire to cut cost in the provision of services to the public and consequent to the Cabinet decision, there will be no need for MDA’s (ministries, departments and agencies) to use resources allocated to them to advertise their services and convey requests for services from the market,” he said in the memo that was copied to Attorney-General Githu Muigai.


“In this regard, each accounting officer shall ensure that any request for services by them shall be done through ‘MY.GOV’ publication. Any officer found violating this requirement will be liable to surcharge of the amount spent, besides other disciplinary action,” he warned. The Cabinet, according to the memo, was not satisfied with the role being played by commercial newspapers and TV stations. “During the special Cabinet meeting held on February 8, 2017, the Cabinet discussed and approved establishment of a wide circulation newspaper to be known as MY.GOV that will articulate the government agenda in a deeper and more accurate way for a better appreciation of government’s effort to improve the livelihood of the citizens,” the memo said. Mr Kinyua said that the new free circulating newspaper will, in addition to championing the government agenda and adverts, carry articles of government programmes and opportunities for the youth and vulnerable groups, which is allegedly not carried by commercial media. “The paper will provide a link between the government and the citizens in providing information on government programmes and activities on a timely basis. It will create nationwide window for dissemination of crucial information on government procurement, request for services, and other vital areas.” My.Gov was first launched as an online portal in 2015 where citizens could access news and information about government. After two years, the government has now decided to expand it to a free daily newspaper. During the launch, President Kenyatta directed government institutions to shift from advertising using the traditional media to digital platforms. The President said cutting reliance on newspapers and television stations for advertisements and other communication would significantly bring down the government’s spending on media.


ESTABLISH A NEWSPAPER
“We are spending hundreds of millions of shillings in advertising through the media. Let the ministries and other public bodies advertise through the digital platform we just launched and save that money for use in other things,” he said. The My.Gov publication is the third effort by successive governments to establish a newspaper in Kenya. In December 2011, the government ceased publication of Kenya Today, amid claims of financial misappropriation. The newspaper, which was run jointly by departments of Information and Communication, had been in existence for three years. Two years earlier, in November 2009, Kenya Times newspaper was wound up after employees successfully petitioned the court on grounds that it owed them money. The Kanu-era newspaper was first published on April 5, 1983. Previously thriving media sector in Kenya is shrinking, severely hit, partly by technological changes and a government advertising embargo. Government advertising is tightly controlled by the Government Advertising Agency and is generally determined by how government officials judge coverage. About 30 per cent of media advertising revenue comes from the government. - Daily Nation.

 

 

 

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Storm Ewan arrives only days after Doris left trail of destruction



Parts of the UK are bracing for strong winds, heavy rain and ice just days after Storm Doris left a trail of destruction in its wake. Storm Ewan is not expected to be as troublesome or as widespread as its predecessor but the Met Office has still issued a series of warnings for Wales, Northern Ireland, parts of Scotland and the north west of England. Ewan, the fifth named storm of the season, hit Ireland on Sunday morning. A yellow (be prepared) warning is in place overnight for the Highlands, Strathclyde; Central, Tayside and Fife. The Met Office said that the rain, combined with melting snow, could see some flooding and travel disruption. A yellow warning is also in place for strong winds until 6am Monday, affecting Orkney and Shetland; Highlands; Grampian; Strathclyde; Central, Tayside and Fife; Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and Borders; Wales and North West England. Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland are also covered by a yellow warning for ice until 9am Monday, with up to 2cm of snow expected on higher ground in Northern Ireland and western Scotland.

 

 

 

 

'Exceptional' student faces deportation from

UK three months before graduation



An “exceptionally able” engineering student is set to be deported with just three months left of her degree. Shiromini Satkunarajah, a student at Bangor University, was arrested on Tuesday and taken to Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. The Home Office have since informed Ms Satkunarajah she will be sent back to her birthplace, Sri Lanka, on 28 February. Ms Satkunarajah has lived in the UK since she was 12 years old, when her parents fled the Sri Lankan Civil War. She was originally a dependant on her father’s student visa, but was given leave to complete her secondary education in the UK when he died in 2011. She was informed by the Home Office this week that her application for a full student visa had been denied. Iestyn Pierce, Bangor’s head of electrical engineering, described Ms Satkunarajah as “exceptionally able and diligent”. “I have no doubt that Shiromini would achieve first-class honours,” he said. A relative of Ms Satkunarajah told The Independent that she was most concerned about being unable to complete her education. “Shiromini came here when she was 12. Her whole life is here, all of her friends and family are here. She has no one in Sri Lanka, we’re a small family. She won’t be able to continue with her education.” “Our family are devastated. My mum’s just been crying all the time.” At the time of writing, a Change.org petition calling on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to grant Shiromini leave to remain had gathered 16,000 signatures. The campaign group 'Unis Resist Border Control' told The Independent Ms Shivani Jegarajah from Justitia Chambers would be lodging a judicial review to stop Tuesday's impending removal from taking place. A spokesperson for the Free University of Sheffield, who have been campaigning for Ms Satkunarajah to remain in the UK, said: “The deportation of Shiromini is emblematic of the cruelty of the Home office more widely. “Previous interventions in deportations have had success with contacting flight companies to ask them to use moral discretion and halt the flight: in this case, contact Manchester Airport and Qatar Airways.” Sanaz Raji from Unis Resist Border Controls said: "Although Shiromini is an exceptional student with a bright future ahead, we advocate for all students, regardless of their academic aptitude. No one should be denied the right to an education." We have seen far too many international students woefully mistreated both by universities who use us as ‘cash cows’ to financially prop up their institutions, while the Home Office attacks us in order to justify their racist and xenophobic migration policies.” The Home Office said it would not comment on the details of an individual case



 

 

Pension CRISIS: Millions of workers in UK not saving enough


MILLIONS of workers in UK who have been auto-enrolled into a workplace pension do not know they are not saving enough for their retirement. Instead they are being lulled into a false sense of security and will only find out when they stop working how little money they have, an authoritative new report has warned. Although they are saving money each month out of their salaries and the amount is matched by their employer, the two per cent total is not enough to pay the bills in old age. The amount should be at least 16 per cent and the Government should be prepared to raise the minimum saving level required to make sure people have the Pension Commission’s targeted replacement income of two-thirds of pre-retirement salary. The warning comes in a major survey report on pension trends conducted by the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA). Keith Richards, chief executive officer at the Personal Finance Society, said: “The early success of auto-enrolment is only the start of restoring a savings culture in the UK and getting more people familiar with regular contributions in to a retirement plan. “The current average percentage contribution of salary is woefully inadequate but it is hoped that the introduction of pension freedoms will provide greater incentive to increase contributions based on the simple principal that the more you put, the more you get out. “Workplace education and guidance will have a key role to play with employee engagement and government need to consider additional incentives to drive behaviours.


“Future generations need help to understand that the future welfare-state is unlikely to provide the same level of retirement support that is currently in place.” Next April, the Government’s new flat-rate State Pension is introduced. That is likely to be set at around £152 per person a week. But pension experts have warned for years that the State pension is no longer enough to live on in old age, and that working taxpayers cannot carry on funding an ever-increasing older population. John Fox, director of the pension provider Liberty SIPP, warned: “The two greatest enemies to pension saving are ignorance and inertia. “Many people find pensions confusing, so they bury their heads in the sand and ignore them. Auto-enrolment is gradually forcing everyone to face up to the need to save for their retirement. But while starting an auto-enrolment pension is a great first step, it’s not enough. “Many of us will need to save more than the minimum amount in order to have a comfortable retirement. So the best advice when considering a pension is start now, and save as much as you can afford.” Currently a worker automatically enrolled in a company scheme pays just 0.8 per cent of pay until September 2017 when it rises to 2.4 per cent from October 2017 to September 2018 then upto four per four cent from October 2018

 

Checkpoint Full Bulletin with Yvonne Okwara Matole - 26th February, 2017 - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Theresa May of UK is set to announce the end of free movement for new EU migrants

when she formally starts Brexit negotiations, writes The Daily Telegraph

 

Man drags neighbour to court after he fails to

IMPREGNATE his wife after 75 attempts

In a bizarre case before a court in Tanzania, a 30-year-old man has sued his neighbor for breach of contract after the neighbour failed to impregnate his wife despite many attempts. The man, Darius Makambako, had tried to have a child for six years with his wife, 28-year-old Precious. However, doctors discovered that he was infertile. Desperate to have a child, he approached his best friend and neighbor, 32-year-old Evans Mastano, to help him in return for monetary compensation. Evans had two children of his own and therefore would have no problems impregnating Darius’ wife. Darius was shocked to discover Evans was sterile just like him However, after 10 months of repeated attempts, Darius sensed that something was wrong and asked Evans to undergo a doctor’s screening. What he discovered shocked him and Evans too—Evans was infertile. Evans then confronted his wife about who fathered their two children, and she confessed that Evans’ cousin had done the job. Darius then approached the courts to compel Evans to return the money and to be punished for breach of contract.

 

High Commissioner's Message of Condolence to the Family and Relatives

of the Late Governor of Nyeri County H.E. Nderitu Gachagua



The High Commissioner of Kenya to the UK Mr. Lazarus Ombai Amayo joins Kenyans in mourning and conveying deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the Late Governor of Nyeri County H.E. Nderitu Gachagua, following his passing away this morning in a London Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

He noted that H.E. Gachagua was a great leader who served his people with love and commitment. The Late Governor had previously served as the Member of Parliament for Mathira constituency from 2002 - 2007.

Amb. Amayo and his wife Mrs. Nelly Amayo wishes the family of the late Governor Almighty God’s special comfort and strength during this difficult moment.


Millions of people will have to work into their 80s because they are not saving enough for their retirement, writes the Daily Express

 

Germany hate crime: Nearly 10 attacks a day on migrants in 2016


Nearly 10 attacks were made on migrants in Germany every day in 2016, the interior ministry says. A total of 560 people were injured in the violence, including 43 children. Three-quarters of the attacks targeted migrants outside of their accommodation, while nearly 1,000 attacks were on housing. Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open up Germany to people fleeing conflict and persecution has polarised the country and boosted hate crime. Germany is struggling with a backlog of asylum applications and there are fears about security following a series of terrorist attacks across Europe.


The interior ministry figures
3,533 attacks on migrants and asylum hostels in 2016
2.545 attacks on individual migrants
560 people injured, including 43 children
988 attacks on housing (slightly fewer than in 2015)
217 attacks on refugee organisations and volunteers


But the number of asylum seekers arriving in Germany in 2016 was 280,000, a drop of more than 600,000 from the previous year, following the closure of the Balkan migrant route and an EU deal with Turkey. The issue is expected to feature heavily in parliamentary elections this September. Sunday's interior ministry figures, which are preliminary, were released in response to a parliamentary question. There was no comparison with previous years because attacks against individual migrants only started to be counted as a separate category in 2016.
 

 

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People gathered in the US to celebrate their love of mermaids

The mermaid is a staple in many folk tales. It's the story of a half-fish-half-woman who sometimes brings luck and sometimes misfortune. She might fall in love with a human and, from time to time, she hangs out with mermen. It turns out she has quite a fan club. Last month, hundreds of people got together in South Carolina and togged up in custom-made fishtails to swim and perform underwater. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

A Whispers from London (My trip to Israel) Part One

Written by: Man Man Kambugua        E-mail: manman@fsmail.net     Facebook: Man Man Kambugua

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My very first trip to go as a group was when I was ten years old those days as a young boy in the village. We could not wait for the day of the trip to come because our young bodies were not used to entering cars to be transported from place to place. Our bare feet were an excellent mode of transportation because they costed nothing. All what one needed was to eat a huge amount of ugali in the morning and as he closed this range to the other, he could go to the nearby river and drink water contaminated or not. If you think that the trip was to go to Mars, you are mistaken. We were to visit the city in the sun which was very fulfilling. We were scheduled to visit national parks, airports and railways and then go back home the same same day at night. As we boarded the bus headed to the wonderful city, we entered with a swag and for the rest of the day, just because we were visiting the city, we somehow forgot our mother tongue. Not every kid could afford to get money for the tour to the city and our teachers knew that very well. If one’s parents were teachers, the form tutor automatically assumed that they belonged to a class and could afford. I will one day write on how my class teacher reacted when I gave him my money for the tour. Keep reading.

Now those days of feeling sexy and nice because of going to the city are gone. I have travelled to many countries in the world but I had never visited Israel. The country is unique to me because this is the country that God chose to send his son Jesus Christ. There must be a very big reason as to why God chose it. When I talk about Jesus, I am talking of a son of God whose name has been misused by many. We have heard of men of God who have told the female followers to come for fellowship without their panties, reason being that if Jesus happen to come back, he will find them ready. Ready for what? Others have told their followers to eat grass and drink rat poison, all in the name of Jesus. I cannot forget the leader of a certain church in America who told his people that the end of the world was coming and that they should all commit suicide so that they would die a holy death. One by one they took poison which they first gave to their kids before taking and they died. In the end, close to one thousand people died, all because of blindly following one person.

I also heard of another man of God who has a church by the name ‘Breast and Honey Harvest international’ where all the church members are women and that the spirit lives in women’s breasts, so what does he do? He sucks evil spirits out of women breasts. Excuse me???!!! If someone wants to control you, all what he/she needs is to make you think like him/her. When you find yourself being told told to tell your neighbour this and that (even when it does not make sense!) after every sentence and you do it, you are slowly falling into a trap. With time, you will find that you are living someone else's life. I am not pointing a finger at any one but I think it is good to use our minds because God gave it to us freely. Tell your neighbour that Man Man is telling lies! Say like you mean it!

One early Sunday morning the other day, my wife and I joined our friends and some other people on a trip to Israel. After a five hour trip from London, Luton Airport, we were overflying Israel's airspace for could see the town of Jaffa below. From this moment we could feel God’s presence in Holy land. It was in the town of Jaffa that Johnna took a trip on a ship that was headed to Tarshish instead of going to Nineveh as God had commanded him. In the same town, one can see the house that Peter stayed with a man called Simon the Tanner.


It was almost getting dark by the time we arrived in Tel Aviv. Considering that we were a group of sixty people, it was a rather long wait before immigration officials finished with us. After about thirty minutes, we were all seated ready to go to our hotel in Tiberius.


The first thing that one notices on the way as you drive around Israel is that the land is very mountainous. There is mountain after mountain with corresponding deep penetrating valleys. The land is painfully dry considering that 60% of it is desert with 30 mm of rain. The roads are not very big but are very well maintained.


After a two hour drive, we reached the old town of Tiberius. This is around the area where the Great Rift Valley starts and it was wonderful to drive miles and miles down the valley to our hotel. From the hotel, we could see the Sea of Galilee stretching far and wide some few miles away. There is a boat dating back to Jesus time which is on display in a museum just by the sea.


The next day we went to visit the Sea of Galilee. The sea is fed by water from River Jordan which enters the sea from this end and comes out of the other end. It is a fresh water sea and a very important asset to Israel. It was here that Jesus spent most of his time. His miracle of walking on water happened here. While on the boat, I imagined what would happen to me if I decided to pretend to be Jesus and walk on water and realised that there is only one Jesus. There is no history of any believer who ever walked on water. Obviously we have magicians who walk on water but those are just but magic tricks. Next we went to visit the town of Magdala. This is where Mary Magdalene had come from. Jesus used to preach in a synagogue that has been excavated in the town.


Still around the Sea of Galilee, we visited the Mount of Beatitudes. It was in this place that Jesus taught his disciples how to be blessed. ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.’ Theses teachings and many more happened in the Mount of Beatitudes.


Peter and his fellow fishermen were fishing in the Sea of Galilee and they had caught nothing. This is the same Peter who had denied Jesus three times. In the morning a man appeared on the shore and called out to them to throw their net on the right side of the boat. Doing so, they caught many fish that they could not even drag the net back to the boat. It was at this point that Peter recognised Jesus and went to meet him. Jesus prepared charcoal fire for the fish and then provided bread for breakfast. This happened in a rock is a few metres next to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Today, the rock is inside a chapel. When inside the chapel, one can feel the power of the Holy Spirit in a mighty way. We learn that you don’t need someone to act as mediator between you and God. All what you need is to have God’s signature in what you do and have what you want in abundance.


From here we drove west to a place called Capernaum. This is called the town of Jesus because Jesus spent most of his time there. It is at this place where we saw the old temple and Peter’s House. It was in Peter’s house that Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law, Jairus daughter among other miracles, signs and wonders. It is not for me to say whether the miracles some men of God perform are real but what I know is that most of it is fake and some of it has the power of witchcraft. I could be right or wrong all the same.

We also visited Bethsaida which was the hometown of Peter, Andrew and Phillip where five thousand people were fed. This is also the place where King David’s wife and the mother of Absalom came from. Amnon, in his satanic wisdom raped his Sister Tamar and this angered Absolam so much that he killed the demonic Amnon. He then went to hide in Bethsaida. We learn that in every society, there are bad people.

*************End of Part One**************Wait for Part two because it is a long story.

 

 

Why NASA is Angry: A Letter to Parliament

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Six appeal as Kenyan Kipsang wins Tokyo Marathon

TOKYO

Kenya's Wilson Kipsang stormed to victory in the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday in the fastest race ever run in Japan. The former world record holder clocked 2hr 3min 58sec over a flatter course than in previous years as he added the Tokyo title to victories in London, New York and Berlin. Sarah Chepchirchir won the women's race in a personal best 2:19:47 — the first sub-2:20 in Japan — to complete a perfect day for Kenya. The top six men's finishers were all Kenyans with Gideon Kipketer runner-up in 2:05:51 and former winner Dickson Chumba third in 2:06:25. Evans Chebet (2:06:42), Alfers Lagat (2:07:39) and Bernard Kipyego (2:08:10) all finished ahead of Eritrean Yohanes Gebregergish, who clocked 2:08:14 to edge out Japan's Hiroto Inoue.Kipsang had targeted countryman Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57. Kipsang had targeted countryman Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57 and he got off to a quick start in the Tokyo sunshine. However, the tough running conditions were not favourable for a fast race. The 34-year-old's pace dropped over the final 10 kilometres running into a slight breeze but still ran a fourth sub-2:04. "I felt good today and I was trying to go for a world record," said Kipsang, who held the world mark with a 2:03:23 run at the Berlin Marathon in 2013 before Kimetto surpassed that a year later. "It was a little bit windy," added the London Olympic bronze medallist. "That's why I couldn't run that time, but I look forward to coming back and hope to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020." Chepchirchir left a quality field in her wake, former champion Birhane Dibaba of Ethiopia finishing second over a minute and a half behind in her bid to win a second Tokyo title in three years. - Daily Nation

 

 

 

Shame of BA graduates teaching Master’s courses in Kenya


A Commission on University Education (CUE) audit report has revealed that some academic staff taught students at a level similar or higher than the qualifications they hold. At a private university in Nyanza diploma holders taught bachelor degree programmes, while at another in the central region, bachelors degree holders taught undergraduate programmes.   The report noted that the majority of academic staff in universities had Master’s degrees as their highest qualifications, making them unqualified to supervise postgraduate students. “In some universities—like a private religious university in Nairobi—there were academic staffs listed as having doctoral qualifications yet they did not have them,” said the report. The CUE audit report also revealed that most institutions of higher learning lack academic leaders. “In certain cases, there was no appropriate academic leader. Some were not grounded in the area of study while others did not have doctoral qualifications. For instance, at a public university in the North Rift and a private one in Nairobi, deans doubled as academic leaders,” says report. There was also no evidence that research was taking place in some universities. The utilisation of allocated research funds was also slow in some cases. “At Daystar University had full-fledged research office with research funds budgeted for as per the stipulated criteria but staff were slow in developing research proposals which affected research funds uptake,” said report.

Out of the 66 universities that provided information on research fund allocation, only 19 complied with the stipulated criteria. At the same time only five universities have complied with the ethnic balance of staff composition. These are Multimedia University, Technical University of Kenya, University of Nairobi, Cooperative University of Kenya and Egerton University. On gender balance, there was non-compliance with the statutory requirements. Only Technical University of Kenya, Maasai Mara, South Eastern Kenya University, University of Eldoret, Catholic University of East Africa, Strathmore University and Pioneer International University complied with gender composition. Some universities—like one in the South Rift—had appointed some staff on acting capacity for a long period of time. There was also no evidence of implementation of the harmonised minimum criteria for appointment and promotion of staffs. Some staff were found to have academic qualifications from foreign universities but there was no evidence of recognition by the Commission. Overall, the universities had a problem of complying with the 2:1 ratio for academic full time to part time staff and there were no proper policies governing part-time faculty, resulting in cases on non-payment. “The ration of full time academics staff to students stood as high as 1: 166 (at a public university offering communication in the city) indicating an overload of academic staff. - The Standard

 

One person has died after a man drove a car into people in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg. Two other people were injured before the man was tracked down by police and shot. The suspect's motives were not immediately clear but police said there were no signs that it was a terrorist attack.

 

 

The Elvis Family Show this SUNDAY (Tommorrow) 26th February,2017. 2pm-10pm!


Venue: The Brow, Watford WD25 7ET.For enquiries, please call 07413797146

 

The one and only Family show, Sunday With Elviswill be held on Sunday 26th February at Wood Side Community Hall in Watford The Brow, Watford WD25 7ET 2pm to 10pm!!
Parents and guardians with children who play any musical instruments can BRING KIDS WITH THEIR INSTRUMENTS TO JOIN IN A PLAY ALONG ON STAGE WITH Sir Elvis and have fun while the Adults are on their Breaks.


NB: Elvis has got Shows lined up in
• Bedford-Anchor-4/3/2017
• Reading 11/3/2017
• Manchester 19/3/2017


Lets celebrate this Kenyan Son whose music is cutting across all boundaries and reached the International stage!!
 

Elvis performing a live ‘teaser’ at the Anchor in Bedford where he is expected to perform next Month!!


Remember Elvis is available to perform some beautiful love songs for a private function or even for the discerning couple or couples, this Valentine Season!! Just call 07413797146.

 

 

Kim Jong-Nam murder: Kuala Lumpur airport swept for chemicals. Despite insisting the airport

was safe, forensic checks are now to be carried of the terminal where the deadly toxin was used.

 

 

 

Trump won't attend White House correspondents' dinner. The US President has a strained relationship with the press and has called some journalists "the enemy of the people".

 

 

Paying for a pint with your finger: The tech that could kill off cards


A scanner that analyses the veins in a person's finger is on test in a London bar and could eventually

end up in supermarkets. The system could end up in supermarkets, cinemas and music festivals.

 

Camden Market in north London. A swirl of people hunting for bargains, trends and photo opportunities. And amid it all is a chance to see the future. In a bar called Proud is an unassuming gadget, sitting on the bar and linked to a small screen. It is a finger-scanner, the sort of thing you might see in a hospital, but here it is not designed to measure your blood, but rather to pay for your drink. This is the latest frontier in biometric payments, the ongoing battle to rid us of cash, cards, cheque books and other such accoutrements. Instead, runs the logic, we will use the humble finger to pay for things, quickly and securely. And that's where the finger-scanner comes in. The layout of veins in your fingers is all but unique - the chances of you sharing that layout with someone else is 3.4 billion to one - so by analysing those veins, the machine can be pretty sure that you are who you say you are.

 

 

By linking the details of that vein pattern to a bank card, you can then close the circle. Instead of using a contactless card to pay for a round of drinks, you instead use your finger. This is very clever technology, being used in a very small test, but so far it is working. Regulars at Proud have signed up to the test and bought drinks, and the ones who spoke to Sky News seemed happy, partly because it was fast and reliable, and partly because of the novelty of using your finger to buy a round of drinks.
 

 

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 1. What is PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
 PesaLink is a new money transfer service that enables interbank transfers from one person
 to another on all banks retail payment channels. It is developed and owned by Kenyan banks
 through their umbrella body, Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).


 2. Why should I use PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
 PesaLink is real-time, available 24/7 and you can transfer from as low as KES 10 to as high as
 KES. 999,999. It is also safe since it eliminates the use of cash as a mode of payment.


 3. How do I transfer transfer transfer transfer money using PesaLink PesaLink PesaLink PesaLink from my ABC Bank account?
 To send money, you only need to visit any ABC Bank Branch and fill in the PesaLink form. Our
 Customer Service personnel will guide you.
 You then present the completed form to the Teller who will verify your account details and
 phone number then effect the transfer. Both you and your beneficiary will receive an SMS
 alert instantly.


 4. Can I use my mobile phone to transfer transfer transfer transferfunds from my ABC Bank account account account account using PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
 In the initial phase, the service will be available only in our branches. Soon it will be available
 on our Internet Banking Platform, and our soon to be launched Mobile Banking App.


 5. Which Banks are part of PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?

 All Kenyan banks which are members of Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).


 6. How do I receive receive receive receive payments payments payments payments using my mobile phone number on PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?
 To receive payments one has to have linked their phone number to an account. You will get
 an SMS notification when you receive money in your account.


 7. How do I register register register registerfor PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink? PesaLink?


 No registration is required to use PesaLink. 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

 

 

SHINDA YA MAKARATASI

 

 

 

More than 50 detained in immigration raids at

Asian restaurants in Mississippi, USA

The first call came Wednesday morning: Federal agents were raiding a Chinese buffet in the city of Pearl. Before long, word spread across Mississippi immigrant communities that agents were targeting a Hibachi grill in nearby Flowood and a sushi restaurant nearly 100 miles away in Meridian. “We told people we don’t know what’s going on,” said Bill Chandler, executive director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance in Jackson. “The best thing to do is to go home.” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained 55 people Wednesday on what were described as immigration-related charges as they executed criminal search warrants at a string of Asian restaurants in central Mississippi. As the news rippled across close-knit immigrant communities, activists said that owners of restaurants and stores hurriedly closed their doors and workers left construction sites. “Right now, the paranoia and sense of fear is overwhelming,” said Ramiro Orozco, an immigration attorney based in Jackson. “All the raids and the rhetoric coming from the new administration have created so much anxiety. We’re getting to the point that people are pulling their children out of school, they’re not going to work.”


This week’s searches at eight restaurants were the result of a multi-year criminal investigation by ICE and the Department of Homeland Security, according to ICE spokesman Thomas Byrd. He declined to provide any details on the warrants, saying the agency was still in the process of investigation. Any potential charges against the restaurant owners would be brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson, Byrd said. A spokesman for that office declined to comment. Even if the detentions were the result of an investigation that predated the Trump administration, immigrant advocates questioned the timing and the nature of ICE’s searches, saying they had exacerbated fear across the community and raised concerns about lack of due process. Last week, ICE agents in Mississippi detained an Argentine father and son outside their Jackson home as they left for work. Another family member, Daniela Vargas, 21, who moved to the U.S. when she was 7 and has been protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, barricaded herself in a closet as agents broke into the house. “She’s now in hiding,” Chandler said. “There’s fear all across the country, but in Mississippi, it’s more acute because of the state’s long history of racism.”

 

Deputy President came face to face with bandits causing havoc in Kerio Valley - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

Do you know them?

Kenya's most wanted banking fraudsters revealed

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HYDERABAD, India (AP) — The shooting of two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar has sent shock waves

through their hometowns, and India's government is rushing diplomats to monitor progress in the investigation into the crime.

 

 

A KENYAN MAN HAS PASSED AWAY ARIZONA, USA

We are humbled to announce the promotion to glory of Dr. Eliud Maina Wangusi of Mesa AZ at his home on Friday 24th February 2017 at 12:45, following a long illness bravely fought. He hails from Maturu, Kakamega, Kenya. He was the son of the Late Mr. and Mrs. Joram Fichingo of Maturu. He is survived by his wife MaryAnn Wangusi, his children John, Andrew, Joram, Nathan, Rebekah, Moses and the Late Michael Mahalang'anga; Grandfather to MaryAnn, Eli, Jennifer, Rebekah, Maria, Elian; Brother to Stephen, Agnes, Elizabeth, Milka, the Late Peter, Late Salome, the Late Lydia, the Late Ruth. Nephew to Priscilla, Dr. Noah Wekesa, Brother in law to Fridah, Terry, John, James, Caroline, Lucy among others. Cousin to Dorcas, Helen, Phyllis, Julia, Pamela among others. Uncle to Janet, Grace, Ann, Ngure, Kairu, Kimani Gicheru, Joram, Jacob American Dad to Sheila, Juanita, Timoh among others. All are welcome for prayers and financial support at their home 1302 S Rico, Mesa, AZ 85204. Maryann @ 4803001432, Joram 6028194540 and Gibson 6027226475.

 

No by-elections to replace Boy Juma, Nderitu Gachagua, says IEBC

 

 

 

Postmaster who was 'overpowered and chloroformed by armed raiders' in his corner shop is jailed for staging the £185,000 raid - CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
 

 

Trump on deportations: 'It's a military operation'

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, meeting with business leaders at the White House on Thursday, described his administration's moves to deport undocumented immigrants as a "military operation," a label that runs counter to what his administration has previously said. Trump has used a series of executive orders to chip away at the barriers to deportations and hire new law enforcement officials to spearhead the effort, using the Department of Homeland Security to live up to the President's tough talk on undocumented immigration during the 2016 campaign. "We're getting really bad dudes out of this country, and at a rate that nobody's ever seen before," Trump said Thursday. "And they're the bad ones. And it's a military operation." He added: "You see what's happening at the border. All of a sudden for the first time, we're getting gang members out. We're getting drug lords out." A White House spokesperson said Trump did not misspeak by calling deportations a 'military operation,' but clarified the President meant "military" as an "adjective."

 

"The President was clearly describing the orderly and professional manner in which his executive orders are being implemented, and the administration's emphasis on removing serious criminals here in the US illegally," the spokesperson said. Trump, though, is not using the military to deport undocumented immigrants. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told reporters in Mexico City Thursday that there would be "no use of military force in immigration operations, none," and Trump's administration has gone to great lengths to deny reports that the National Guard would take the lead on deportations. "Not true," Sean Spicer, White House press secretary, tweeted earlier this month after The Associated Press reported that the Trump administration was considering mobilizing the National Guard. "100% false." The guidelines outlined by the Trump administration, however, do expand the number of undocumented immigrants who are subject to deportation. "Everybody who is here illegally is subject to removal at any time," Spicer said. "That is consistent with every country, not just ours. If you're in this country in an illegal manner, that obviously there's a provision that could ensure that you be removed."

 

 

A Kenyan man has passed away in Kansas, USA


We deeply regret to announce the sudden death of Joseph Karanja Ngugi also known as “Kiumbe” of Wichita Kansas ,who was called home on February 17 2017 during his 56th birthday. He was a son to the late Edward Ngugi and Eunice Wanjiru. He was a loving husband to Cindy, a father to the late Eunice Gathoni, Eunice Wanjiru and Edward Ngugi .He was a grandfather to many. He was a mentor and a Maths teacher back in Kenya before he left and came to America in 1999. He never got a chance to go and revisist his home land because of his health issues. He had been battling sickness for a very long time. He was a friendly and outgoing person. Its in this time of heart ache and a lot of sorrow that we are asking for financial support to be able to lay his remains. Please Contact the people listed below for more information. Mwaura Karanja 316-350-5497, Edward Karanja 316-207-7545, Eunice Karanja 913-293-4565, Edward Ngugi 316-393-1334. You can also donate through Bank Of America, routing number. 101100045, Account number. 518008781075. You can also donate by clicking on https://www.gofundme.com/joseph-karanja-ngugi-kiumbe. May our God bless you as you give. - jambonewspot.com

 

 

South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march


 
 Pretoria, South Africa, Feb 24 – South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up violent clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on Friday at an anti-immigration march. Shops and homes owned by foreigners have been looted and torched over the last two weeks, with some South Africans alleging that the properties were brothels and drug dens. Attacks against foreigners in the country have erupted regularly in recent years, fuelled by high unemployment and dire poverty. Riot police in Pretoria formed lines to keep apart about 1,000 protesters as tensions rise between some South Africans and migrants from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Pakistan and elsewhere. “We support the police,” South African marcher Aysha Ali, 25, told AFP. “Nigerians are very bad, they are bringing drugs into our community. I support the protest.” As police struggled to impose control, Mohammed Abdi, 31, from Somalia, told AFP: “We are looking for peace. People say we foreigners are here to sell drugs? They can search our shops.” Some officers shot rubber rounds at close range at protesters lying on the ground, while some demonstrators wielded rocks and machetes, AFP reporters witnessed. President Jacob Zuma condemned the latest wave of xenophobic unrest, saying that there had been “destruction of property directed at non-nationals.”

 

“Residents in some communities blame non-nationals for the escalating crimes especially drug trafficking,” the presidency said in a statement on Friday. Zuma called for South Africans not to use migrants as a scapegoat for the country’s widespread crime problems, but said the government would crack down on drug-dealing and illegal immigrants. In the last week, more than 20 shops have been targeted in Atteridgeville, outside Pretoria, while residents in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg, attacked at least 12 houses. “We have decided to not leave the house (during the march),” Alain Bome, a 47-year-old from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who has been in South Africa for 14 years, told AFP. “We know very well there have been attacks. We are scared.” The Nigerian government this week called for the African Union to step in to stop “xenophobic attacks” on its citizens in South Africa, claiming 20 Nigerians were killed last year. South African authorities dismiss such numbers, saying many violent deaths in the country are due to criminal activity rather than anti-immigrant sentiment. In 2008, South Africa experienced its worst bout of xenophobic violence, which left 62 people dead. In 2015, at least seven people died in similar unrest in Johannesburg and the Indian Ocean city of Durban as African immigrants were hunted down and attacked by gangs. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said this week that 35 percent of the labour force was unemployed or has given up looking for work.
 

 

PPE: the Oxford degree that runs Britain


Oxford University graduates in philosophy, politics and economics make up an astonishing proportion of Britain’s elite. But has it produced an out-of-touch ruling class? Monday, 13 April 2015 was a typical day in modern British politics. An Oxford University graduate in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE), Ed Miliband, launched the Labour party’s general election manifesto. It was examined by the BBC’s political editor, Oxford PPE graduate Nick Robinson, by the BBC’s economics editor, Oxford PPE graduate Robert Peston, and by the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Oxford PPE graduate Paul Johnson. It was criticised by the prime minister, Oxford PPE graduate David Cameron. It was defended by the Labour shadow chancellor, Oxford PPE graduate Ed Balls. - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
 

 

Study: 15 percent of Maryland residents were born outside US


WASHINGTON — Four of the 10 most culturally diverse communities are in D.C.’s Maryland suburbs, and as a state, Maryland ranks among the biggest for foreign-born residents, according to a new study. When ranked among smaller, independent cities, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville rank as the top four for cultural diversity, based on things such as ethnic mix, language diversity and residents born outside the U.S., according to WalletHub research. A smaller city was defined as one with fewer than 100,000 people. When ranked among all cities in the United States, all four make the top 10. Only Jersey City, New Jersey, ranks above No. 2-ranked Germantown on the top 10 list of most culturally diverse cities, the research found. The WalletHub research says 15.27 percent of Maryland’s residents were born in a foreign nation. California leads that category at 27.4 percent. The foreign-born populations in D.C. and Virginia also rank high, at 14.26 percent and 12.22 percent, respectively.

 

 

Three killed, 20 injured in clashes at Athi River, Machakos County


At least three people were slashed to death in clashes between two groups over a piece of land in Athi River, Machakos County. 20 others sustained serious wounds in the clashes that lasted the better part of Friday pitting local youths and a group of about 200 who had been brought there to occupy the land. Police moved in and arrested 100 youth involved in the fighting as part of efforts to contain the situation. - The Standard

 

Uhuru, leaders mourn Nderitu Gachagua


Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua joins a group of women in dance during launch of Nyeri County Elimu Fund on May 26, 2016. He has been described as a man of the people.  President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogised Governor Nderitu Gachagua as a noble and dedicated public servant. Through Twitter, the President on Friday sent his deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife Margaret Gachagua, family and Nyeri people. “Governor Gachagua was a great leader, an action-oriented man who served the people of Nyeri with diligence,” he said. His Deputy William Ruto described Mr Gachagua as a steadfast defender of interests of coffee farmers who championed reforms in the sector. Mr Ruto said the people of Nyeri had lost an able and dedicated servant. “He was an astute politician who made significant contribution to his constituents and the nation. May his soul Rest In Peace,” he said.

 

Two of Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua's sisters lives in UK. More later.

 

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua dead

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua dead - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Nyeri mourns Governor Nderitu Gachagua - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Leaders send their condolences to the family of the late Nderitu Gachagua - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Best Moment of the late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

"Please Somali people ....do not screw up this time ...your people are tired of roaming the world .......in the next 10yrs we want you to be a stable growing economy that feeds it's people ,houses them and educates it's children..." -  Kenyan advising Somalians

 

 

THE LATE GOVENOR GACHAGUA (CENTRE) WITH PRESIDENT UHURU

"He has left us after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. It is very sad for the family but we have accepted God’s will,” said his brother Rigathi Gachagua who added that he passed on at 2.15 am.

 

Samuel Wamathai set to assume Nderitu Gachagua's shoes

 

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua is dead

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP OF THE HOSPITAL NEAR SOUTH KENSINGTON STATION

 

Governor Gachagua died at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London while undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. According to his brother, Rigathi Gachagua, the governor died at 2.15am with close family members at his bedside. “He has left us after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. It is very sad for the family but we have accepted God’s will,” he said. He said arrangements are under way to bring the body back home for burial. Mr Rigathi called his brother’s death a huge loss to the family and urged Kenyans to pray for them. Mr Gachagua has been out of the country since late 2016 after he survived an impeachment motion against him.


LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE
He made only one public appearance in November during President Kenyatta’s tour of the county and then flew out of the country hours later. During his long absence, there were rumours that Mr Gachagua had stepped down from the race to defend his Nyeri County seat due to failing health. However, those close to him insisted that he was still in the race, having paid the statutory Sh100,000 nomination fee to the Jubilee Party.


DEPUTY MOURNS GACHAGUA
Speaking to journalists after receiving the news of the death, Deputy Governor Samuel Wamathai said he had spoken with Mr Gachagua on Thursday and that he sounded weak. He said Governor Gachagua would be remembered for his hard work and love for Nyeri people. Mr Wamathai said Mr Gachagua would also be remembered for initiating various development projects The deputy governor assured the people of Nyeri that the transition after Mr Gachagua's death will be smooth. He termed the late governor as "more than a personal friend". - Daily Nation.

 

 

United States grants Kenya Category One status


Kenya has been granted Category One status by the US Federal Aviation Administration. This will pave way for direct flights between Kenya and United States terminating the long search for express connection. The long awaited direct flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi will allow access of all airports in United America. This comes after the US aviation body carried out a series of assessment audits in Kenya and the Country met all the conditions for establishing direct flights. - The Standard.

 

Kiambu's 'faking' bishop: Gubernatorial candidate faked academic papers

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Storm Doris 'weather bomb' brings 95mph winds and chaos

Don't even try to get home! Storm Doris chaos

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He dropped by just to say Hi

Whenever you people are camping or anything, just be sure that there is a rifle right next to you because you might need to use it when there is a person over there to greet you and tell you that he dropped by just to say Hi. But look at the lion I don’t think that he got his predator face on because usually when it comes to lions, females are the hunters and since it is a male he won’t attack for food, but let’s just hope that the host doesn’t get him upset, even a little bit.

 

 

 

Lmcc hosts Pastor Josephine Ndekei - from Kenya

London Mission Christian Centre hosts Pastor Josephine Ndekei on Sunday 5th and Sunday the 12th March 2017. Pastor Josephine is a great preacher used of God with a very down to earth yet powerful delivery of the word of God. She serves with EVC church in Wangige as a associate pastor. Josephine stops in U.K. For this 2 powerful faith building Sunday services as a God send to us.
Josephine has pastored so many couples way before even God called her the ministry. They were the best couple of Pastor Antony and Caroline wedding among many others. She is a Godly woman and a gift.
By coming this two services you will reap loads of blessings. Please invite a friend too.

LMCC meets at : 218 Tollgate Rd, Beckton E15 6 YA.
For one to with Pastor Josephine call 07949556194.

 

 

Kenyan Parents

Church Ni Lazima

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Dominion Farms dogged with betrayal and demands for bribes - CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

 

 

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

Colossians 3:18-19

How to stay together

We read in Colossians 3:18-19: "Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them." Picture two little rowing boats setting off across a choppy lake. A man sits in one, and a woman in the other. They have every intention of rowing side by side, yet they begin drifting in opposite directions until they can hardly hear each other above the wind. Soon the man finds himself at one end of the lake and the woman at the other. Neither knows how they drifted apart, or how to reconnect. Now picture two newlyweds. They stand at the altar and pledge to live together in love and harmony. Unfortunately, 50 per cent of the time it doesn’t work that way. Unless their relationship is maintained and cultivated, they will grow distant. That is why two romantic little rowboats often drift towards opposite ends of the lake. So how can husbands and wives stay in love, and stay together for a lifetime? The answer is to row like crazy! Take time for romantic activities. Think about each other through the day. Avoid that which breeds conflict and resentment. Be aware of each other’s needs and desires. These are the keys to harmony and friendship. Yes, it’s difficult to keep two rowboats together, but it can be done if each partner is determined to row. Nothing beats a good marriage, but you have to work at it because the currents of culture and the stresses of life can cause you to drift apart. Hence the Bible says, ‘Wives, understand and support your husbands by submitting to them in ways that honour the Master. Husbands, go all out in love for your wives.’

Our guest singer today is Enkono Ong`uru Daniel el Kutata (Maasai Gospel song) - CLICK HERE

OTACH SHAVES HIS DREDLOCKS

Mr. Otach, a London based Kenyan journalist/photographer/promoter has at last decided to shave his dreadlocks. He now looks different from his previous look and as he smiled at Mr. Seed jokingly: "Mr. Seed, as you have been telling me, I have decided at last to shave my locks and although its still winter so I feel cold in the head, I am now more comfortable and confident. Sasa, where is the business? I have opened another chapter in 2017. I knew change is inevitable and it was just a matter of time, nothing in life is permanent and I will always embrace change, the ability to observe, learn, accept, adjust, adopt and evolve to a new being is what I am made of." said Mr. Otach whose real name is Gabriel as he unveiled his new look.

 

 

 

 

 

WORD OF TODAY

Lamentations 3:22

Don’t Waste Your Life in Regret!

We read in Lamentations 3:22: "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Are you living with regret over the time you’ve wasted, the opportunities you’ve squandered, the sins you’ve committed, and the relationships you’ve destroyed? Regret is a waste of time, unless it teaches you wisdom and fuels your resolve to do better next time. And as long as you’re breathing, there will be a ‘next time’. The Bible describes God this way: ‘Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.’ So how should you handle regret? By doing three things: 1) Recall. Stop and consider the actions, thoughts, and emotions that drove you to do what you did. Take an honest inventory of your mistakes. Own them! There’s no solution in excuses. When Adam was confronted with his sin, he hid in the bushes. When David was confronted with his, he said, ‘I’m guilty before God.’ Follow David’s example. 2) Repent. The Bible says, ‘Godly sorrow worketh repentance’ (2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV). When you’re caught in a cycle of repeated sin, a glib ‘Now I lay me down to sleep’ kind of prayer won’t help you. Sin hurts God, hurts you, and hurts others. The idea behind repentance is to get you to where you loathe sin and decide to renounce and forsake it. 3) Refocus. One of the Bible’s central themes is ‘resurrection’. That means you can rise again. God said in His Word, ‘Forget … what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new’ (Isaiah 43:17-18 MSG). It’s a new day with a new opportunity to get your life together and move on to greater things. Don’t waste it looking back in regret!

Our guest singer today is David Kigomo from Kenya - CLICK HERE

 

HERI HOMES DAYSTAR HOSTELS GOING FOR KSHS. 1.6 MLLION

The hostels and 1-bedroom houses are located infront of the University

During my recent visit to Kenya the Management of Heri Homes took me to their construction site of Daystars University Hostels which are located in front of Daystar University. The hostels are going for KShs. 1.6 million and the 1-bedroom houses mostly meant for lecturers are going for KShs. 2.4 million. There are few units remaining and with a deposit of KShs. 320,000 deposit you can now get a unit in these hostels. The hostels will be having a swimming pool and a community centre and will be managed by a management company injunction with the University. The hostels are expected to fetch more than KShs. 3 million when completed and this is the best time to get one. Contact Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke. This could be your ladder to connect you to the housing portfolio.

 

 

 

 

 

Boxer Eric Ochieng well known as Mr Eagle next

fight on 18th Of March 2017 in London

 
Eric Ochieng well known as the Eagle of London is going for a big fight on Saturday 18th February, 2017 and will love the Kenyan Support. The boxer said: "It is a must win Fight for me for everything is on the Line.. The Fight is for the English Title and Eliminator for the British Title.. which means After I have won this fight, I get the opportunity to fight and win the British Title."

 

VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATIONS SOMEWHERE ON PLANET EARTH

UPDATES - 17 CHILDREN NOW SPONSORED 15 REMAINING

PLEASE HELP A POOR CHILD STILL HOME TO GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR

Following my four posts on www.misterseed.com, below is the progress as of today 15th February, 2017. With a photo of Susan Gathoni above (before and in school) who had given up and gone to work as a maid but when she got sponsor she travelled back home same day to go to sch. The two other kids above still at home due to lack of school fees.

17 children have been sponsored this year as below-

1. Amina Muhammed - J Califonia
2. Easter Wanjiku - Mr Kamau UK
3. James Obati Masase - Mr Kamau UK
4. Catherine Wacera - Sponsored from next term
5. Mercy Ngati 367/500 - Mary UK
6. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - Mary UK
7. Elikana Ndirangu - Mrs Ruto UK
8. Stephen Njagi - Ann UK
9. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3 - J Califonia
10. Julia Muthoni 369/500-Njeri UK
11. Ruth Wambui Orphan - Mr Mbiri UK
12. Francis Maina 327/500 - Rose Kenya
13. Virginia Wanja 315/500 - Rose Kenya (only term 1)
14. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 - Joytown sch for Disabled - James UK
15. Munene Maina - Joy USA
16. Susan Gathoni - Paul UK
17. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out - Susan UK

Below are poor children are still at home over a month after other candidates joined form 1

18. Peter Waithaka 311/500 -photo above
19. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice (mum disabled)
20. Joseph Mugo 263/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
21. Easter Wambui dropped out @ form 3 - mum had cancer but passed last wk
22. Ann Muthoni 245/500 - Didn't go last year
23. Peter Waithaka 311/500
24. Ann Wambui 278/500
25. Mercy Wanjiku 296/500
26. Eliza Wangui 266/500 - Photo above
27. Ruth Njeri Kabura 303/500
28. Kelvin Kariuki 315/500 - Silenti High Sch
29. Julia Wairimu 281/500
30. Susan Njambi 278/500 - Repeater- Mwenje High
31. Ruth Wambui dropped out of form 2
32. Joyce Wanjiru Maina 355/500- Naivasha girls

The mum above with son had saved sh6,000 which she took to school and after money was taken she was asked to go and look for balance which she did not have.

I have personally visited Okalao where these children come from and most of them live in some wooden slums/kambi They are the poor labourers who have come to look for farm jobs in the big farms in the area while others fled from the war areas in 2008.

Please let us help these poor kids and save them from child labour/abuse, use of drugs, joining gangs thus eliminating generations of poverty in their families. If you put a child in school you have put them in right place for their age and given them a chance to a better future by giving them education.

If anyone would be willing to sponsor please call me on contacts below. I will give you the child photo and parent's contact, contact and names of the schools they will be admitted to and schools bank details where you can be paying fees direct to school. Money doesnot pass through me and you can even have a family member visit the child and take them to school

Please have a look at my website below to see children who have been sponsored before and how sponsorship works.

http://www.luckenya.org/#/children-needing-a-sponsor/4533311604 or google LUCKENYA

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email: joykerr22@yahoo.co.uk

A KENYAN HAIR DRESSER MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN LONDON

A Kenyan lady in London is a making a big impact in the community after opening modern Hair Studio (Salon) in Barking, London. Mrs. Beth Kungu and her daughter launched their new premises last year. Betty's Unisex Hair Studio is located at Unit 37, Barking Mall, Vicarange Field Shopping Centre, IG11 8DH opposite Barking Train Station. Beth who has many years of experience even before coming to the UK is the official hair stylist for Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe among other dignitaries. Beth has taken time to qualify with hair dressing with several certificates in UK. Her studio specialises in Stylist do African, Asian and Caucasian (European), Nail technician and Make-up artist. They also sell X-pression, Kenyan hair, crochet braids and many more. You need to book an appointment for the services. All buses going Barking will drop you at the Studio which is 3 minutes away from Train Station. She is also offering some refreshments in case you wake up late for the appointment - drinks, tea and coffee are on the menu. She is also on digital platform - Tel: 07735389332, 07865939152, Facebook Betty's Unisex hair Studio, Twitter @BUHS and Instagram styledbysandrine.

 

MEET JANE WANJIRU FROM

URITHI HOUSING COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LTD.

NICE AND AFFORDABLE PROPERTIES

Contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or  njugunajane17@gmail.com

 Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 - misterseeduk@gmail.com

While visiting Kenya a few weeks ago, I visited several Banks,  property developers as well as politicians. I happened to visit Urithi Housing Society where I found several interesting ongoing projects. Below are some of the projects I visited which are quite affordable. Meet Jane Wanjiru who works for Urithi Housing Society, an outstanding sales lady who is doing quite well. Contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or  njugunajane17@gmail.com

 

 

1) JUJA BUNGALOWS - PHASE ONE (SOLD OUT) PHASE TWO (SOLD OUT) AND  NOW SELLING FACE THREE

 

These  are the Bungalows in Juja along Juja Farm Road, 3.5 km from Juja going for KShs. 4 million.

 

 

2) Panorama Gardens along Gatanga Road  coming up 3-Bedroom houses (Selling Off Plan)

Panorama Gardens 3-bedroom coming up houses are  located  along Gatanga Road. These land is in Thika along Gatanga road 6km from Blue Post Hotel and 9mins drive from Thika road.

 

 

3) RONGAI NAIROBI  HOUSES - KSHS. 4.2 MILLION

These Bungalow houses are in Nkoroi, about 4kms from Rongai town, 3 bedroom

Bungalows, water and electricity on site-sh4.2m, deposit 50 per cent balance  in 1 year.

 

4) GEM WITEITHIE PHASE 2 - 2 BEDROOM HOUSES - KSHS. 1.95 MILLION

These houses are located opposite Mangu High School, 3.5 kilometres from Thika Road

5) Panorama Gardens along Gatanga Road Plots for Sale

Panorama Gardens is located  along Gatanga Road. These land is in Thika along Gatanga road 6km from Blue Post Hotel and 9mins drive from Thika road with red soil, Ideal for development. 1/8-2.6 (commercial) 1/8 - KShs. 2.25 m (residential), 1/4 acre - KShs. 4.4m, 1/2 acre - KShs. 8.4m.

6) YUKOS GARDENS, KITENGELA PLOTS

Just 4.5km from Namanga road and 6km from Kitengela Town.
Price ksh 950,000
Booking ksh 500,000
Size 50x100
Balance 4 months
With ready titles.

For more information please contact her on +254 720416183 (on Whatsapp) or  njugunajane17@gmail.com

CO-OPERATIVE BANK CAN GIVE YOU A LOAN AT 10 PER CENT INTEREST IF YOU ARE IN THE DIASPORA

Contact Julieanne Onsando, Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking, Retail Banking Department.
Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609
Email 1: jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke|Website: www.co-opbank.co.ke
Email 2: diasporabanking@co-opbank.co.ke
Or. Mr. Seed on 07951220695 - misterseeduk@gmail.com

 

 

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MR. SEED MEETING WITH CO-OPERATIVE BANK DIASPORA TEAM

Coop Bank now giving loan at 10 per cent for Diasporans only

During my recent visit to Kenya, I met the Co-operative Bank Diaspora Team where the team explained to me the wide range of products which they have tailored for Kenyans in the Diaspora. The bank is now offering the best loans at 10 per cent to Kenyans in the Diaspora. They are currently offering the Mortgage product for Purchase of property, Construction and Equity Release where you give them a developed property as a collateral for funds to undertake another project. You can email them or WhatsApp the team for more information including account opening. Alternatively you can contact Mr. Seed on misterseeduk@gmail.com, Tel: +44 7951220695. See above with Mr. Seed (3rd from right) is Julieanne Onsando (2nd from right) Relationship Manager, Tel: +254722343097 (on WhatsApp), Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609 or jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke, Milka Wachira (centre in red) Head of Diaspora Banking - Tel: +254 722451885 (on WhatsApp) and email: mmwachira@co-opbank.co.ke, and Francis Xavier (2nd from left) , Relationship Manager, Tel: +254 720360405 (with WhatsApp) and his email is fmanyonje@co-opbank.co.ke. Mention Ref. Mr. Seed London. Many Kenyans in the Diaspora can afford to raise 20 per cent deposit and now Coop Bank is giving the balance at 10 per cent interest.

 

 

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RECORD PROPERTY SALES IN THE DIASPORA

Mary Njonjo (2nd from left in her office with Mr. Mugo the Marketing Manager and Mr. Seed.

On right Mr. Seed with Heri Home CEO in their office showing him the projects on the pipeline.

Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

"Since I met Heri Homes, things are no longer the same. They are changing lives in the Community" - Mr. Seed


Meet Mary Njonjo the Marketing Manager of Heri Homes, Nairobi, Kenya who has a record sales of property in the Diaspora. From 6th October 2016 she has sold more than 100 houses to Kenyans in the diaspora. That is a record sale because nobody has ever achieved this. What is behind Heri Homes success story? I have just returned from Kenya a few days ago and after touring all of their projects I came up with one conclusion. Their success lies with three things: Honesty, Completing their projects on time and their sales model of OFF PLAN where you buy their property before they start building, you make a deposit of 20 per cent and they give a sales agreement and you will be topping the balance within the construction time of 18 months. If at the end of the 18 months you are unable to complete their payment you then go to the bank for the balance and if you a member of their Sacco, you can go for the balance in their Sacco. During my visit in Kenya last week I took them to Co-operative Bank where the bank has agreed to finance those in the diaspora with 10 per cent three months prior to project completion. Heri Homes have projects going, coming up soon and many projected projects. If you dont have enough money to raise the deposit you can start saving with their Sacco or through Heri Homes and when you save enough, you can then catch up with the next off plan project. Soon they are coming back to the UK and also going to the USA in middle of the year before heading to Australia at the of this year. The company also hosted a dinner for me in a Westland restaurant during my visit. This is a company which is making a big impact with Kenya in the Diaspora. Here are some of their projects you can buy from Heri Homes. They have projects in Daystar University Hostels 1 and 2, Kikuyu Road 1 and 2 and Kitsuru 1 and 2. You can contact them either to buy to fix you in their record so that when they visit the diaspora next time, they will notify you.

Upcoming groundbreaking prices countdown has began;
KIKUYU HEIGHTS: (Kikuyu phase 2, phase 1 complete ).
1 bedroom- Kshs. 2.6 m - 2 bedroom - Kshs. 3.6m
3bedroom - Kshs. 4.8m
All with lifts, very near phase 1 on Kikuyu road of Naivasha road,near ILRI from Uthiru.
Ground breaking of phase 2 was done on 21st January 2017

WE HAVE 5 PROJECTS ON GOING SO FAR
KITSURU 1 - structure is complete and show house is almost ready, pictures above.

KITSURU 2 - spacious 3 bedroom and 3 bedroom with dsq.( price is Kshs. 7.5 m & 8.5 million) respectively. GROUND BREAKING on 11 th February 2017...current prices are very low. Estimated rental income is 70k & 80k respectively, location is 200 m from new Kitisuru Nakumatt..10 mins drive from westlands,and 7 mins from southern bypass.

KIKUYU ROAD PROJECT PHANE 1
Current house price is Kshs. 4.5 million, in the next 2- 3 weeks price expected to be 5.2 m.
Structures complete and interior finishings ongoing. HANDOVER CEREMONY soon.

KIKUYU ROAD PHASE 2
Near phase 1,
Off plan prices are 1 bed (Kshs. 2.6 million), 2 bed (KShs. 3.6m), (KShs. 4.8m).prices will double by completion which is in18 months.
GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY IS 21st of January 2017.Both this projects are off Naivasha road,near kabete polytechnic, or ILRI .15-20 mins to Yaya and Hurlingham.

Mr. Seed (6th from left) with Heri Homes Management Team at Daystar University

Hostels and on right in Westland Restaurant where they hosted a dinner for Mr. Seed

DAYSTAR PROJECT I
So far so good, we broke ground on 16 h July last year. we are currently on third floor, structure expected to be finished in May this year, and completion is DEC end of this year. Handover expected next year jan- Feb. dates to be confirmed.
Bedsitters Kshs. 1.6 m, -  One bed KShs. 2.4 m
Project is 200 metres from Daystar university near Athi river great intersection for overpass road running concurrently to Mombasa road - Westlands will start at the Daystar junction.
Daystar project prices projected to appreciate to 1.8 m soon.
DAYSTAR PROJECT 2
Ground breaking coming up soon. Price KShs. 1.6 million.
Those wishing to open an account or Loan @10 per cent interest from Co-operative Bank, please contact Julieanne Onsando, Relationship Manager, Diaspora Banking, Retail Banking Department. Office Line: Ext 13609/020 3276 609/ +254 711 049 609 Email 1: jonsando@co-opbank.co.ke|Website:  www.co-opbank.co.ke Email 2: diasporabanking@co-opbank.co.ke

I also visited other Property Developers in Kenya. What are they offering. More later.

Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes contact is +254 737265816 (on WhatsApp) and her email: mary@herihomes.co.ke.

"Since I met Heri Homes, things are no longer the same." - Mr. Seed

DO YOU KNOW: Over 40 people have met and married through www.mistersed and over 5,000

people have bought a property through www.misterseed.com - Marking a difference in the community.

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We want to take this opportunity to invite you for this upcoming events tickets are available for sale please call me and will

reserve your tickets 80 Tickets remaining first come first served. God bless you have a blessed day.

 

 

A HOUSE FOR SALE IN KENYA


It's 3-bedroom house 1km before you get to Olepolos Country Club after Rongai, Ngong. Price 3.5m. Freehold title deed. 1/8 acre plot. 100 metres from Magadi Road.
For more information please contact Paul Muriithi +447737541865  (what's up) or +254706466418

Survivor Saved By The Lioness Wildebeest

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My Baby is Back in the UK after 4 Months World Tour

Dennis Njiiri well known as Baby Seed (left) arrived back in UK on Saturday morning 4th February, 2017 after 4 months world tour.

He concluded his tour in Canada. The Seeds family takes this opportunity to thank God for bringing him back safely. More later.

GREETINGS FROM KENYA

Greetings from Kenya where I have been visiting for the last 2 weeks. I came back yesterday. I had a busy schedule where I met family, friends and businessmen. Among the best deal I came across is that TWO KENYAN BANKS agreed to a 10 per cent loan ONLY for those in the Diaspora in order to help them buy properties in Kenya. A property development company in Nairobi hosted a dinner for me in a Westlands Restaurant where they introduced some of their upcoming housing projects. Their  houses proves to be the cheapest and everyone can afford. We agreed on how to make the 20 per cent deposit and again how to get the loan for the balance. Full information coming up. - Mr. Seed, London, 3rd Feb. 2017.

PLEASE HELP A POOR CHILD STILL HOME TO GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR

Following my three posts on www.misterseed.com below is the progress.

17 children have been sponsored this year as below-

1. Amina Muhammed - Jane Califonia
2. Easter Wanjiku - Mr Kamau UK
3. James Obati Masase - Mr Kamau UK
4. Catherine Wacera - Sponsored from next term
5. Mercy Ngati 367/500 - Mary UK (2 photos above before and after)
6. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - GG Sec Sch - Mary UK
7. Elikana Ndirangu - Mrs Ruto UK
8. Stephen Njagi - Ann UK
9. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3 - Jane Califonia
10. Julia Muthoni 369/500-Njeri UK (2 photos above before & after) - Njeri UK
11. Francis Njau 372/500 - Rose Kenya
12. Francis Maina 327/500 - Rose Kenya
13. Virginia Wanja 315/500 - Rose Kenya
14. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 - Joytown sch for Disabled - James UK
15. Munene Maina - Joy USA
16. Susan Gathoni - Paul UK
17. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out - Susan UK

Below are poor children are still at home almost a month after other candidates joined form 1

18. Ruth Wambui-ORPHAN & failed to go last yr (PHOTO ABOVE IN HOOD)
19. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice (mum disabled)
20. Joseph Mugo 263/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
21. Easter Wambui dropped out @ form 3 - mum has cancer (hopefull)
22. Ann Muthoni 245/500 - Didn't go last year
23. Joseph Rukwaro 264/500 - OPRHAN
24. Ann Wambui 278/500
25. Mercy Wanjiku 296/500
26. Eliza Wangui 266/500 - Shilanga High
27. Ruth Njeri Kabura 303/500
28. Kelvin Kariuki 315/500 - Silenti High Sch
29. Julia Wairimu 281/500
30. Susan Njambi 278/500 - Repeater- Mwenje High
31. Ruth Wambui dropped out of form 2
32. Joyce Wanjiru Maina 355/500- Naivasha girls
33. Samuel Maina Kimemia 311/500 Kikuyu Boys
34. Peter Waithaka 311/500

I have personally visited Okalao where these children come from and most of them live in some wooden slums/kambi They are the poor labourers who have come to look for farm jobs in the big farms in the area while others fled from the war areas in 2008.

Please let us help these poor kids and save them from child labour/abuse, use of drugs, joining gangs thus eliminating generations of poverty in their families. If you put a child in school you have put them in right place for their age and given them a chance to a better future by giving them education.

If anyone would be willing to sponsor please call me on contacts below. I will give you the child photo and parent's contact, contact and names of the schools they will be admitted to and schools bank details where you can be paying fees direct to school. Money doesnot pass through me and you can even have a family member visit the child and take them to school

Please have a look at my website below to see children who have been sponsored before and how sponsorship works.

http://www.luckenya.org/#/children-needing-a-sponsor/4533311604 or google LUCKENYA

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email: joykerr22@yahoo.co.uk

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DENNIS NJIIRI IN THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

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As Dennis Njiiri continues with his 4 months world tour, he took time to visit the City of New York that is President Trump's city. He said that the trains in New York are dirty compared to London's underground and the city is busier than London. The city is more far much colder than UK but very busy and friendly city. Known by many nicknames, including the "Empire State" and "The Big Apple," New York City is one of the most important places in the world. As one of the largest and most diverse cities, New York is home to many famous and talented people. Over its long history, New Yorkers have filled the city with thousands of important landmarks. Additionally, because New York City is home to so many cultural attractions, millions of visitors flock there annually to experience the city first hand. All of these factors lead many people to consider New York the finest city on Earth, and simply call it "The City" to demonstrate its greatness. His next stop is Boston before going to Canada.

Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.

Kenyan Parents: Mshipi Iko Wapi?

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A Whispers from London How this year will be to you

Written by: Man ManKambugua        E-mail: manman@fsmail.net     Facebook: Man Man Kambugua

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I will start by wishing each and every one of you a happy New Year 2017. My prayer is that this will be a good year for you. I want you to be successful and have the best peace of mind. I want your life to be a holiday because you are a child of the most high. Unfortunately, not everybody is successful or has peace of mind. This is because some of the character that we acquire in life are detrimental to our success and peace of mind. There are some of us whose minds are full of turbulence and since blessings come to those who are peaceful, it will be a cold day in hell if their lives become a holiday in this world. The devil has laid powerful traps on their way where they easily fall into it line, hook and sinker! Let me ask you; how do you think year 2017 will be for you? Answer – Year 2017 will just be like year 2016 or the years before if you do not transform you mind set and have a new way of doing things.

From the way relationships hit rocks in the West, there must be a demon of relationships in this part of the world. It is very normal for spouses to live in harmony in Africa but once they start living in the West, the demon in them wakes up and starts laying strategies on how to make them part ways. One needs no effort to have his/her relationship go down the drain. It will start with the wife starting to earn her own money and getting a council house plus some few benefits here and there making her feel that she is above the husband. In Africa, she has never imagined tasting alcohol or shouting at her husband but once in the West, if the husband earns less than her, she will not respect him. In fact she only remembers that her husband is a man when she sees him urinate when standing up.

God be with you my brother if you lose your job and you are at the mercy of your wife who you fondly call darling, boo and the London’s most cursed name- Sweet heart. Those nice names you call each other in church or during birthday parties will disappear the moment finance in the family becomes a challenge. As a wife, you know very well that you are well protected by the state in case your husband lays a finger on you so you are free to do what you want. The moment you realise that your hubby is nobody is the moment the devil starts unleashing his evil plans on you. First of all, he will tell you to buy an undersized bra so that your cleavage will look more pronounced. You will then buy short skirts which will definitely annoy your husband, all this being the advice from the devil in you. If your hubby asks you dress properly, you will tell him to remember that you are in diaspora and what you have as the ‘dashboard’ is in fact your set of property. The devil has convinced you that they are a set of property but what the Angel from Heaven would tell you is that the best property is your brain not your 34 DD.

In a nutshell, we must protect our relationships jealously because all relationships in the West are vulnerable. If you are in the West and your relationship has never undergone real difficulties, then you live in another world. Human beings are all like turn-coats in that they are very good at pretending that all is okay in their relationships but in the real sense most relationships died long time ago. We are only waiting for the burial dates. In relationships, we need to be people whose honesty and integrity is beyond reproach so that we do not give the devil a chance. How do you know that your relationship is in problems? Here is the answer; when you go to bed tonight, see whether your legs and that of your spouse are far part. If you are sleeping at this corner and your spouse is in the other extreme corner that is an alarm to show that your relationship is in very serious problems. Do you know the most honest part of your body? It is the feet because they don’t lie. Alternatively, when you and your spouse are having a disagreement, listen carefully at what your spouse is saying.

When the right moment comes, talk about it. You will be surprised to find that the issues you thought are secrets are well known to him or her. For example, when your wife went to visit her relatives in another part of town, you went online and booked for a weekend holiday for you and your girlfriend. Since the devil is smart, the moment you went to print the tickets, the printer jammed and you forgot about it. You cheated your wife that you were going to Plymouth for the so called ‘Marathon’ in Security job. By bad luck, when your wife started the printer, the first thing that it printed was pending printing job which obviously was your flight tickets with your girlfriend. Your ‘Marathon’ ended on Monday and you came calling your wife those nice names little knowing that she knew everything. You have always pretended to be an Angel but your wife knows that you cannot be trusted with anything of female gender.

Forget what your Pastors or Bishops prophesied on you about the New Year being the year of double double, double portion or year of completion. Not unless you transform your character, this year will be just like any other year. We all like financial breakthrough but do we read books on finance? How many autobiographies on those people who have made it have we read? Do we watch programmes on money making or it is just about football matches and some other programmes on people whose every other word is a swear word? If you lose your job today, do you have a plan ‘B’ as a safety net?If you are a man and your work is looking after your children when your wife is working, think again my brother.

If your wife works with intelligent people or for highly intelligent boss, her love will soon gravitate towards her colleagues or your boss. I am imagining a situation where your wife has been in a company’s meeting where they were discussing about the effects of Brexit in the Company’s Balance sheet especially on the International Accounting Standard number five. Meanwhile, as a man, you are busy with your baby Piccadilly at home. When your wife comes home, you hug her while smelling baby Piccadilly and then you start telling her how ugali made from millet goes down well with fermented milk. She fakes a smile and then looks up wondering when you will finish your verbal diarrhoea. Watch out! She is only with you for convenience and it will be a miracle if your relationship survives this year. Who is the cause of all this? Your laziness and lack of focus.

How on earth can God bring you to diaspora and you have never helped anyone? I believe you are paid in real money not hair from your arm pits so there is no way you can be there and you have never used a dime to help a kid somewhere. That kid that you abandoned in Africa is crying for you. Another year has started and the one who helped to create him or her is nowhere. There is God somewhere who will punish you on your kid’s behalf. Curses are real and you will remain cursed until you know the value of children.

I need special knowledge to understand how a husband can have his own project and the wife her own and still answer in the name of a couple. To be honest you are flat mates or sex partners. The only common factor is the children. Nothing more nothing less. Not unless you realise that you are one and do things together, this year will not be different. You will remain flat mates or sex partners for the rest of the year and beyond. Meanwhile, real couples have the world at their feet. They have already reached Canaan while you two are still playing with sand in Egypt’s Sahara desert.

There are some people whose projected goals this year is to be global business people. In their diaries, they have arranged for important meetings with investors for joint ventures in various countries around the world. As for you, you have planned that in January you are going to quarrel with Man Man, next will be Michael or Abu. On February you plan to attack Misterseed, Petite, Rose and Dorcas. You have a full list of people you have lined up to give a piece of your mind. When we are thinking of going to the moon, you and your better half are just revolving around a circle creating imaginary enemies. Your life will not change just because we are in a new year. Not unless you have renewed mind set, your life is at a risk of remaining stagnant. There is power in you to transform your character. When your character is transformed, your life will transform. Listen to the strangest secret in life - As a man thinks, so shall he become.

PLEASE HELP A POOR CHILD GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR

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I start with a word of thank you to all the people who have sponsored children in the last 8 years from UK, USA, France, Swirtzland and Holland. Special thanks to Misterseed for they have all been sponsored courtesy of your website which advertises for me free of charge. We have all changed many poor lives in Kenya.

It is january again and I have a large number of children needing help to go to secondary school this year. Last year I had a list of over 40 children and apart from helping 7, that were sponsored, most others did not go to sch due to lack of funds and are still willing to go now a year later if they get funds. Below are a few of the children needing a sponsor.

1. Ruth Wambui 270/500 - Oprhan and failed to go last year for lack of school fees
2. Rosemary Njeri - Orphan and falied to go last year for lack of school fees
3. Martha Wambui 401/500-Admission to Pangani Girls (urgently needs to report)
4. Misheak Mwangi 417/500 - Meru High (Urgently needs to report)
5. Grace Wanjiru 199/500 Repeated twice
6. Johana Wainaina- 353/500 Admissin to Joytown Sec Sch for Disabled
7. Joseph Mugo 636/500 - failed to go last year with his sister (maid now)
8. Virginia Wanja 315/500
9. Amina Muhammed 288/500 Failed to go last year
10. Brian Mwangi dropped out at form 3
11. Eliza Wangui 266/500
12. Mary Wambui form 2 day scholar drop out
13. Catherine Wacera 319/500 - oprhan -karatina
14. Francis Njau 363/500 - Lesau High Sch
15. Joseph Njoroge 362/500 - GG Sec Sch

Please let us help these poor kids to eliminate generations of poverty in their families.

People ask me about bursaries but they are given to very few children who in most cases have to have 'someone' pushing for them. If lucky they get about ksh5,000 a year which doesn't help a poor child very much as the parents cannot afford the balances.

If anyone would be willing to sponsor please call me on contacts below. I will give you the child photo and contact, contact and names of the schools they will be admitted to and schools bank details where you can be paying fees direct to school. Please have a look at my website below to see children who have been sponsored before and how sponsorship works.
luckenya
luckenya
Charity website for the education and sponsorship of children in Kenya run by Joyce and Calum Kerr

Joyce kerr: +447532358061 Email: joykerr22@yahoo.co.uk

For more information please contact  www.luckenya.org

THINGS KENYAN PARENTS SAY

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CHEAPEST AND AFFORDABLE HOUSES IN KENYA ON THIKA ROAD
Perfect for your family, rental & speculation
Location. Opposite Mangu High School along Thika Highway
PRICE: KShs. 3.25 million with a annual flexible payment plan.
Contact Nathan on +254 720598111 (on Whatsapp) or
Keffa +254 720598111 – email: kwaithaka@lettas.co.ke
Reference: Mr. Seed
For any problem please contact Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695 or misterseed@yahoo.co.uk.

For any problem please contact Mr. Seed on +44 7951220695 or misterseed@yahoo.co.uk.

Arsenal completed a dramatic comeback at Bournemouth as they rescued a point in injury time having fallen 3-0 behind.

A Kenyan lady in UK has published a book

Annah Kimani (right) from Birmingham, UK, has written a book on the left


A Kenyan lady in UK has written a book “Be Obedient to God’s calling; when He calls you, will you Answer?”. The author Annah Kimani or Mama Gloria lives in Birmingham, UK. The whole purpose of this book is to encourage the believers in Jesus Christ to reach out and do that which the Lord has commissioned or is commissioning them to do; for the Kingdom of God. “Heed (pay attention to) instruction and be wise, and do not ignore or neglect it.” Proverbs 8:33 (AMP). “And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct]. 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church].” Ephesians 4:11-12 (AMP) Foreword: ….this is one of the most interesting and absorbing books I have read in a very long time. I know that when you read this small but comprehensive book, by the end of it, you will be encouraged and challenged; your life will never be the same again!

From the UK, you can also order from the following:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/sref=nb_sb_noss/254-3018017-2707569?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Be+Obedient+to+God%E2%80%99s


Or by calling Annah Kimani on 07950133716.


You can also buy the book through AuthorHouseUK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1524667935/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_JQbBybYFYRH7D


 

DENNIS NJIIRI VISITS HOLLYWOOD

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Before retiring to celebrate Christmas with family friends in Florida, USA, Dennis Njiiri visited Los Angeles in California. He visited Hollywood Sign, the worldwide symbol of the entertainment industry, was conceived as an outdoor ad campaign for a suburban housing development called "Hollywoodland." After all, despite the high profile of the film biz, real estate has always been Hollywood's primary economic driver. Although the Sign's appearance and purpose have evolved over the years, its basic aspirational message remains the same: This is a place where magic is possible, where dreams can come true. Back then, the dream was a beautiful home and lifestyle. Today, the Sign's promise is more subtle - and can only be described as the parade of images, desires and ideas conjured by the word "Hollywood." Come explore the fascinating past and present of this icon, town, industry, and idea in our detailed History of the Sign. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey.

Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.

Kenya Embassy in Washington DC Warns of

‘Fraudulent E-Visa Application

The Embassy of Republic of Kenya wishes to alert all potential e-visa applicants to Kenya of the existence of scam sites “http://www.kenya-evisa-online.com and https://www.kenyaonlinevisa.org“. These sites which are designed in such a way that can be mistaken for the official Government of Kenya e-visa website, charge USD 120 and USD 99 respectively for normal e-visa cases as opposed to the USD 50 charged by the Government of Kenya.


This is therefore to encourage prospective Kenya e-visa applicants to make their application through the official Government website http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

Note: the Government of Kenya will not be responsible for any loss of monies or extra charges occasioned through the use of the unofficial scam site. For further inquiries contact the Embassy of Kenya in Washington DC.

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HAPPY INVESTMENT SEASON

MARY NJONJO OF HERI HOMES IS THE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

With a record sales of properties in UK this year, Mary Njambi Njonjo of Heri Homes has been declared the Employee of the Year During the Diaspora Party in Nairobi on Friday 16th December, 2016. The party was attended by a large number of Kenyans from the Diaspora where they took turns to praise the transparency of Heri Homes. While in UK Mary said that their Sacco helps you to raise the deposit. Whether you are buying a property from them or not it is advisable to join Heri Homes Sacco where the loan is 1 per cent per month. Mary came to the UK with a lot of goodies for those interested to invest in Kenya. Her company is offering one of the most unique concept ever introduced in the diaspora. Their properties which are around Nairobi and Mombasa South coast Diani area  ranges from KShs. 1.6 million to Kshs. 8 million. With as little as KShs. 300,000 deposit, you can now own a house in Nairobi balance payable slowly over construction period. If you don't have a deposit, you can join their housing society whereby you will save and borrow three times amount saved and can use this as deposit. HERI HOMES IS OFFERING A UNIQUE CONCEPT NONE LIKE WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN THE MARKET. IT'S THE MOST PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO OWNING A HOME EASILY USING THE EQUITY MODEL, WHICH MAKES THE PRICES AFFORDABLE WITH HIGH RETURNS ON INVESTMENT. For more information please contact Mary (her WhastApp Kenya no. is +254737265816 - email: mary@herihomes.co.ke), Mr. Seed on 07951220695 to make an appointment during her short stay in UK. - For more visit http://www.herihomes.co.ke

ABC BANK ARE LOOKING FOR AGENTS IN THE DIASPORA

ABC Bank Diaspora Manager Mr. Joseph Waithaka

ABC Bank of Kenya looking for Agents in the Diaspora which include UK, USA, South Africa, Germany, France, Australia, Canada and Sweden. You can contact Diaspora Manager Mr. Joseph Waithaka on WhatsApp +254 701303731 or email: joseph.waithaka@abcthebank.com or Mr. Seed in UK on +44 7951220695.

DENNIS NJIIRI HELICOPTER TOUR OF GRAND CANYON

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While Les Vagas, Dennis Njiiri tour the Grand Canyon. One of the world's natural wonders, the iconic Grand Canyon draws oohs and aahs from visitors perched at the edge of its towering cliffs. Carved by the copper-colored Colorado River, the colorful rock layers record billions of years of history and hide many unique species. Here are seven amazing facts about the Grand Canyon. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey.

Who is financing Dennis Njiiri World Tour?: Before going to the University, Dennis wanted to have a gap year and tour the world. The parents refused and advised him to join the university, work and pay for his dream tour and then proceed. He agreed and he has been planning for his tour for the last one year paying the travel agent by instalments. To reduce the costs he shopped for both hotels and hostels. He got an expert who helped with advice when travelling for several months - travel light, avoid carrying expensive items to avoid attraction and be disciplined. The parents advised him to print for them the entire tour programme so that they can always located his whereabouts. A Kenyan travel agent in Nottingham, UK Ease Travel booked the tour for him. Their contact is Grace Kamau 07557945963.

DENNIS NJIIRI HELICOPTER NIGHT TOUR OF LAS VEGAS

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As Dennis Njiiri continues with his USA tour, he took time to tour Les Vegas City with a Helicopter at night. He saw the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding region on a 15-minute helicopter flight. Soared over this famous stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard with an exclusive sightseeing tour of Sin City’s downtown skyline and beyond, including the Bellagio, the Mirage, the Fremont Street Experience and much more. His flight covered approximately 20 miles and includes a celebratory glass of sparkling drinks. The tour include Hotel pickup and drop-off. Baby Seed as he is well known left UK for Kenya at the beginning of October for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Dubai, Australia, South America, US (five states) and ending his tour in Canada coming back to UK in February 2017. The Seeds family and friends wish him a safe journey. - CLICK HERE FOR LAS VEGAS NIGHT HELICOPTER TOUR

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REV. PETER KINYANJUI TOURS HERI HOMES PROJECTS IN KENYA

Heri Homess are holding a Christmas Party for Diasporas visiting Kenya this coming December, 2016. The party takes place at Rasi Gardens in Hurlingham near Barclays Bank starting from 2.00 p.m.

Rev. Kinyanjui (far left) in the offices of the Heri Homes with the company CEO where he insisted to see the documents and on  the right is the daystar hostel construction site which started on 16 th of july this year.progress is quite on schedule.

Mr. David Kuria of Pinnacle Projects company in Nairobi came to the UK in 2006 to sell Kenya Ports Authority properties located in South C, Nairobi by the name Bandari Villas. The price was going for KShs. 6 million for a four bedroom  maisonette. Out of 140 units Kenyans in the UK managed to buy 18 units. Many people in UK commented that the units were expensive. Today the houses are going for KShs. 22 million. One Kenyan doctor living in Surrey bought 3 houses. Two months ago in the month of October 2016 a Kenyan lady by the name Mary Njonjo from Heri Homes in Nairobi arrived in London with offers on several upcoming properties in Nairobi. The properties were sold off plan where you give a deposit of 20 per cent and pay the balance after the construction is complete. The construction takes between one year to 18 months. Over 50 people committed themselves with these properties some of them going for KShs. 1.4 million for some Hostels at the Daystar University. Now 3 months down the line the same properties are going for KShs. 1.8 million and expected to fetch KShs. 3 million when the property is complete.There is something for everyone,in their kitisuru  projects,they have 3 bed with dsq strategically situated 250 metres from new kitisuru  nakumatt and 3 bedrooms without dsq.Phase one has been sold out and ground breaking for kitisuru phase two upcoming on january 21st,prices are quite low now,3 b/dsq is 8 million,3 bed 7m,ground breaking prices.One of the buyers, Rev. Peter Kinyanjui of Church of England took one property. Two weeks ago Rev. Kanyanjui visited Heri Homes in Kenya to see the progress of the project where he had committed himself.

Rev. Kinyanjui was taken round the project and was very impressed to see the progress of the project and to learn how much his property has appreciated within 3 months. He also visited Heri Homes offices in Hurlingham where he asked the manager to show him the documents of the property. Rev. Kinyanjui seen above with Heri Homes Manager with the documents. You can speak to Rev. Kinyanjui for more information on 07557223160. Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes will be arriving back in UK on Wednesday 7th December 2016 for a one week visit in Scotland where she will be attending Jamhuri Day Celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday 10th December, 2016. Mary will be in Swindon on Thursday 8th December before going Scotland. Mary will be doing a presentation in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday 11th December, 2016 at Holiday Inn, Edinburgh, 107 Queensferry Road, EH$ 3HL as from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. She will be attending Jamhuri Celebration in London on Monday 12th December, and then she will conclude her UK tour on Tuesday 13th December at Thatched House London before leaving for Kenya on Wednesday 14th December, 2016. If you cannot be able to raise money for the deposit, you can join their Sacco and they will help you to acquire their upcoming projects in future. You can make an appointment to see Mary through her WhatsApp +254 737265816, her UK no. 07424581241 or Mr. Seed on 07951220695.

HERI HOMES TO HOST A PARTY FOR DIASPORA VISITORS IN NAIROBI
Mary Njonjo is coming to Scotland for a week during the Jamhuri Celebrations on 10th Dec.


A team from Dubai seen above visiting Construction sites early this month


Heri Homes a property developer company based in Nairobi Kenya is holding a Christmas Party for Diasporas visiting Kenya this coming December, 2016. The party takes place at Rasi Gardens in Hurlingham near Barclays Bank starting from 2.00 p.m. The party is only for those from Diaspora. The party has been organised as Heri Homes recognised the support they have received from those in the Diaspora and especially those in the UK where their Marketing Manager Mrs. Mary Njonjo managed to sell over 50 properties in one month and over 60 people joined their Sacco. All those who bought their properties have already been issued with their Sales Agreements. After returning to Kenya at the end of last month, Diaspora clients visiting Kenya have been visiting their construction sites and are very happy about progress of their work in different sites. There several other off plan projects which has come up this month. Mrs. Mary Njonjo of Heri Homes Nairobi arrived in London on Friday 9th September, 2016. She arrived in the morning and by the close of the day she had sold 6 properties. The Sacco helps you to raise the deposit. Whether you are buying a property from them or not it is advisable to join their Sacco where the loan is 1 per cent per month. Mary came to the UK with a lot of goodies for those interested to invest in Kenya will be in UK for the next few months. Her company is offering one of the most unique concept ever introduced in the diaspora. Their properties which are around Nairobi and Mombasa South coast Diani area which ranges from KShs. 1.6 million to Kshs. 8 million. With as little as KShs. 300,000 deposit, you can now own a house in Nairobi balance payable slowly over construction period. If you don't have a deposit, you can join their housing society whereby you will save and borrow three times amount saved and can use this as deposit. HERI HOMES IS OFFERING A UNIQUE CONCEPT NONE LIKE WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN THE MARKET. IT'S THE MOST PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO OWNING A HOME EASILY USING THE EQUITY MODEL, WHICH MAKES THE PRICES AFFORDABLE WITH HIGH RETURNS ON INVESTMENT. Mary is coming to Scotland for one week as from 7th to 13th December 2017 where she will be visiting Jamhuru Day Celebrations in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th December, 2016. For more information please contact Mary (her WhastApp Kenya no. is +254737265816 - email: mary@herihomes.co.ke), Mr. Seed on 07951220695 to make an appointment during her short stay in UK. - For more visit http://www.herihomes.co.ke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK outreach church has moved to memorial community church, Plaistow

The PCEA UK OUTREACH LONDON congregation has moved from ST. MATHEWS CHURCH, DYSON ROAD Stratford to MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CHURCH (The former Memorial Baptist Church, Plaistow), 395 BARKING ROAD, Plaistow, E13 8AL, opposite Plaistow Police Station. It held its first Sunday Service on Sunday 6th, November, 2016 from 2.00pm. For more information please contact Rev. Kibathi on 07946700301 or Mrs. Grace Koimburi - 07908227728.

 

 
 

 

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